2018 Competition (Funding for FY2019)

CEACSE Funding Opportunity Overview

The Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering (CEACSE) provides seed funding to enhance and expand UTC’s capacities in all aspects of applied computational science and engineering. The primary goal of this program is to enable development of new capabilities and extramural projects in the area of Computational Sciences. 

A one-page letter of intent to apply is requested by February 9, 2018, but is not required (title, PI, co-PIs, 200 word abstract, subject area). Letters of intent may be addressed to Tony-Skjellum@utc.edu electronically as PDF or word files by the deadline.

The full application deadline is March 5, 2018 at 5pm Eastern Time. All submissions will be electronic. (Application below)




This year, we have five priority areas for this funding:

  1. Urban Science
  2. Energy & Environment
  3. Defense & Aerospace
  4. Cyber/Cyber Physical Modeling & Simulation
  5. Health/Biomedical

We will be looking for proposals that: 

  1. result in high-impact, peer reviewed publications; and
  2. “seed” larger, long-term extramural funding.

Proposals that leverage community assets and partners are strongly encouraged. Proposals will be reviewed and scored based on scientific merit, capacity building, and strategic excellence. 

Starting this year, specific emphasis is given to funding PhD students using CEACSE as part of the research plan.  Guidance on funding for a PhD student in your budget will be provided in the proposal guidelines and at the workshop.

Professors at all tenured and tenure-earning ranks may apply as PI’s and co-PIs.  The proposal guide provides detailed instructions and indicate submission limits.

The  maximum individual award amount is $100,000. The start date for all projects will be July 1, 2018.  The budget period will be 12 months (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).