Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don't see your question listed, please send an email to ucfer-omt@ems.psu.edu.

How does a University join UCFER?

Universities interested in joining UCFER must submit the application below along with the requested supporting information. Per the Coalition By-Laws, the UCFER Director and DOE will review applications for membership and notify members of their acceptance to the UCFER. New members will be required to sign a Membership Agreement Form and agree to abide by the By-Laws. Download the UCFER membership application as a pdf.

How do I know when the next open funding cycle is?

Please check with your university Technical Advisory Council (TAC) member or your university Core Competency Advisory Board (CCAB) member to find out if the funding cycle is open. The listing of current TAC & CCAB members can be found at www.energy.psu.edu/ucfer/councils.html.

How do I submit a proposal?

Since funding is only available to member universities, please check with your TAC or CCAB member for your university IDs and passwords. You will enter the information in on the home page under 'Members Only'. Once there you will find the proposal instructions, environmental questionnaire, intellectual property provisions, and the pdf listing of the fields needed for proposal submission. All proposals are submitted on-line. The listing of current TAC & CCAB members can be found at www.energy.psu.edu/ucfer/councils.html.

How do I log-in if my University is a member?

Please check with your TAC or CCAB member for your university IDs and passwords. You will enter the information in on the home page under 'Members Only'. The listing of current TAC & CCAB members can be found at www.energy.psu.edu/ucfer/councils.html.