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Project proposal submission deadline: April 11th, 2014

Still have an idea?

Any time of year you can always write your ideas in the Ideas Format and submit it by email to heif@humboldt.edu. All idea submissions will be reviewed by the HEIF Committee in late fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Apply

Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Project Qualifications

Eligibility

Currently enrolled students of Humboldt State University, in any discipline, are eligible to submit proposals to the Fund.  Faculty and Staff are also eligible to submit proposals when collaborating with students.

Award Categories

HEIF projects will be separated into two general categories. 

HSU Implemented Projects include any project that requires changes to campus infrastructure (buildings, streets, grounds, etc.) or university policies.  The implementation of these projects must be managed through HSU Facilities Management or another appropriate HSU office. 

Awardee Implemented Projects include projects that do not involve changes to campus infrastructure or university policies.  In these cases, project implementation may be carried out by the proposing group and/or their collaborators.

Funding Parameters

The minimum award amount is $1,000. Smaller projects can be funded by a single one-time award. Larger proposals, exceeding $20,000, could be funded in phases or by collaborative fund from other University related sources.

HEIF funds will not support projects mandated by law or HSU policy directives since the University is already obligated to allocate funds for such projects.  HEIF will fund projects that go above and beyond minimum requirements and which are unable to gain funding from other University related sources.

Intellectual property rights will be based on University policy with an intention of giving the intellectual property rights to the inventor.  The University reserves the right to use any intellectual property generated in a project funded by HEIF for its own purposes.

HEIF may choose to work with some applicants to revise proposals as needed, before or after a grant award is made, in order to comply with state and university policies and/or to further enhance the benefits of the project. After a proposal has been submitted, the proposing team may need to work with HSU Plant Operations, the Space and Facilities Committee, or other special university committees, to discuss or adapt the proposed project.

Intellectual property rights will be based on University policy with an intention of giving the intellectual property rights to the inventor. The University reserves the right to use any intellectual property generated in a project funded by HEIF for its own purposes.

For further information, please contact:

Humboldt Energy Independence Fund
heif@humboldt.edu

(707) 826-5998

Or visit our office in Facilities Management, Room 105A