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ABB Research Grant Program seeks to enlarge circle of university partners


July 19, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

July 18, 2013 – ABB is inviting proposals from academic and research institutes around the world to support promising graduate students with projects that combine academic research with industrial application in the power and automation area.

ABB already collaborates with a number of academic research groups worldwide, says the company, adding ABB Research Grant Program is intended to enlarge and complement the circle of its university partners.

“By partnering the researchers from the ABB Corporate Research Centres with the best graduate students and professors from around the world, ABB plans to support a truly collaborative innovation ecosystem,” said Claes Rytoft, ad interim chief technology officer of ABB.

The application process will start September 2, 2013, and close September 30, 2013. Funding will be approved for a year at a time, but the program is designed to fund projects over multiple years. Grants typically fall within the range of $50,000 to $80,000, and the principal investigator or main applicant holds a position as a professor associated with a university, university college or research institute.

Successful candidates will be notified starting October 31, 2013, and funding will commence January 1, 2014. (All dates are subject to change.) DOWNLOAD more information below.