Make an Impact with Your Research

October 10, 2022

Woman works with electronic device
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. Photo by Jeff Fisher.

Calling all innovative academics! Are you looking to make a direct impact from your research ventures? Are you a changemaker, passionate about finding solutions to today's challenges and building a stronger, more resilient Alaska?

If you answered yes, take a look at the Center ICE request for proposals (pdf) that has recently opened for submissions.

With our 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.

All University of Alaska faculty, staff and students are eligible.

Proposals should align with one of three themes and in the submission process state which theme the proposal addresses. Themes: 1: Climate Resiliency; 2: Community Energy Research that builds local capacity, and 3: Blue Resilience.

Projects can apply for up to $15,000 with an anticipated support for 3 - 4 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. A recording can be found on the Center ICE YouTube channel at

Proposals due: Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 at 8 a.m. Alaska time

More on the application process can be found at

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.