Call for Proposals: February 1 (Annually)
Proposal Deadline: March 1 (Annually)
Selections will be announced the week following spring break.
For questions regarding this program, please contact Maria Stanzione.
The W. A. “Tex” Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards provide resources to give faculty time to focus on Oden Institute research and academic programs related to the grand challenges in computational engineering and sciences.
Each year, several awards are given to faculty based on their highly compelling research proposals that seek to enhance the competitiveness and international standing of the nation. The awards provide a stipend of up to $75,000 per award to cover salary and other expenses. Acceptance of an award requires the approval of the individual’s home department chair, the relevant dean, and the Oden Institute Director.
The scope of research appropriate for submission under this program is very broad. It includes application-driven grand challenge problems across engineering, the sciences, and medicine, as well as mathematical, statistical and computational foundations that advance the solution of grand challenge problems.
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.
Faculty: Laxminarayan Raja
Faculty: Chad M. Landis
Faculty: Mary F. Wheeler
Faculty: Michael S. Sacks
Faculty: Manuel K. Rausch
Faculty: Thomas J.R. Hughes
Faculty: Ali Yilmaz
Faculty: Tan Bui-Thanh
Faculty: Leszek F. Demkowicz
Faculty: Moriba Jah
Faculty: James Chelikowsky
Faculty: Graeme Henkelman
Faculty: Fabrizio Bisetti