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Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is currently accepting applications for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Programme. The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste stream are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.


        Unbiased, scientific reports and analysis on waste management practices

        Scholarships for high potential graduate students and internships for highly qualified undergraduate students

        Targeted research to expand industry knowledge and understanding of the waste stream from generation to final disposition

        Improved public understanding of solid waste stream and sustainable solid waste management practices

        Increasing industry knowledge through educational programs

Research Topics

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

        Waste minimization


        Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:


        Anaerobic digestion


        Other thermal or biological conversion technologies

        Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)


        There are no restrictions in regards to geographic location.  Any U.S. or non-U.S. institutions are eligible to apply.

        Proposals will be accepted from non-academic institutions provided the principal investigators are qualified to conduct the research.

        Submissions may include multiple institutions.

§                   Principal investigators (PI) must be qualified to do the work proposed and should be experts in the subject matter referenced in the pre-proposal/proposal. Typically this would include full-time faculty at academic institutions, post-doctoral employees, and principals or senior personnel at non-academic institutions.  Graduate students are not eligible to be principal investigators. Deadline: 1 June 2018 For more information, please visit EREF.