Vermont researchers win two RII Track-4 Awards – new funding opportunity from the National Science Foundation

Drs. Matthew White, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Vermont and Laurie Grigg, from the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Norwich University, were each awarded an individual RII Track-4 from the National Science Foundation for their respective research.
Dr. White received an award for his research titled RII Track-4: Digital Alloy Contact Layers for Solar Cells.
Dr. Grigg received an award for her research titled RII Track-4: Paleoecological insights into the impacts of climate change on Vermont lakes.
The RII Track-4 is a new funding opportunity created in 2016 from NSF EPSCoR to “provide opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions. The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions. PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position.”
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