Next Deadline: FALL 2013 (date TBD)
ISEN invites applications from extraordinary early career tenure-track faculty who will be carrying out research pertaining to energy and/or sustainability.
The awardee will receive a total of $75,000. This award is free of overhead. Part of the $75,000 will be set aside to cover tuition and stipend for a full-time graduate student.
An interdisciplinary committee has been established to review applications.
Prospective applicants that missed the Oct 22, 2012 deadline are encouraged to consider applying (if eligible) for the Spring 2013 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award.
Click here for the full Request for Proposal announcement.
Click here for instructions on how to apply for the ISEN Early Career Investigator Award.
Jan. 2013: Congratulations to Keith Tyo, recipient of the 2013 ISEN Early Career Investigator Award Winner!
Project: "High Biofuel Conversion Yields through Degrading Byproduct Enzymes"
Tyo is an Assistant Professor in the McCormick Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
This is Tyo's first research award from ISEN, and we look forward to his results!
Dec. 2011: Jiaxing Huang, INAUGURAL 2012 ISEN Early Career Investigator Award
Project: "Particles of Crumpled Soft Sheets - Towards a New Paradigm of Ultrafine Particles"
Huang is the Morris E. Fine Research Professor in Materials and Manufacturing in the McCormick Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Huang previously received ISEN Booster Awards in March 2009 ("Solid State Polymerization Route to Porous Conducting Polymer Nanocrystals" - Final Report) and September 2010 ("All-carbon composite for photovoltaics" - Project Summary). He has published prolifically under ISEN Booster support (16 papers to-date, as of Dec 2012, including 2 frontispeices), and we look forward to the results of his current research.