Faculty receive the Oden Institute's W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards based on their highly compelling research proposals related to the Grand Challenges in computational engineering and sciences that affect the competitiveness and international standing of the nation.
The list of Grand Challenges appropriate for submission under this program is very broad and includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Computational Medicine and Biomedicine (Cardiovascular Engineering, Laser Treatment of Cancer)
Next Generation of Energy Sources (Bio Fuels, Fuel Cells, Solar Energy)
Carbon Sequestration Methods
Drug Design and Delivery
Modeling of Rising Seas
Nano-Science and Engineering (Nano-manufacturing Processes);
The number of awards made each year will vary depending on the proceeds of the endowment.
Recipients are expected to prepare a final report summarizing their accomplishments. In addition, opportunities will be available to present research accomplishments in the Oden Institute Seminar Series.
Call for Proposals: February 1 (Annually)
Proposal Deadline: March 1 (Annually)
Selections will be announced the week following spring break.