Make an impact with your research

A woman reaches to work with electrical equipment
Jeff Fisher
Alaska Center for Energy and Power's Mariko Shirazi tests a power inverter she designed and built in the Energy Technology Facility on the UAF campus.

The Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship seeks innovative academics interested in making a direct impact with their research ventures and finding solutions to today's challenges while building a stronger, more resilient Alaska.

The linked Center ICE request for proposals has recently opened for submissions, and all University of Alaska faculty, staff and students are eligible.

With its partners, Center ICE is seeking proposals to seed new ideas, build collaborations and transition research outcomes into impactful and integrated solutions for our communities and industries in Alaska — and beyond.

Proposals should align with one of the three themes listed below and in the submission process state which theme the proposal addresses.


  1. Climate Resiliency
  2. Community Energy Research that builds local capacity
  3. Blue Resilience

Projects can apply for up to $15,000 with anticipated support for three to four projects. In addition, awarded teams will participate in UAF’s National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps site program managed and led by Center ICE for their customer and stakeholder discovery that comes with access to an additional $4,500 per team. There are opportunities to extend the project beyond the end of the period of performance; this can be negotiated with the Center ICE team.

A webinar with more details on the proposal opportunity was held on Oct. 4. The Center ICE YouTube channel is hosting the recorded webinar.

Proposals are due by Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at 8 a.m. Alaska Time.

More on the application process can be found in the linked RFP.

This RFP is supported by a grant to Center ICE from the Office of Naval Research. The support for I-Corps training is provided through a grant to Center ICE from the National Science Foundation as an I-Corps Site.