The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), in collaboration with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), has created two new programs to help principal investigators and their graduate students attend and present their research at the CCEFP Summits scheduled for the 2018-19 academic year:
Research Supplements are meant for principal investigators with at least $50,000 in funding for an existing fluid power-themed research award. Each Supplement will provide $9,000 in additional funding, which the investigator will use to cover travel expenses associated with their attendance and presentation at the two CCEFP summits scheduled for October 2018 and April 2019. Any remaining funds in the Supplement will be retained by the investigator in general support of their existing research award.
Student Travel Grants are meant for the graduate students of the investigators being awarded the Supplements. Each will provide $500 in additional funding, which the students will use to cover additional travel expenses associated with their attendance and presentation at one or both of the scheduled CCEFP summits.
Application deadlines for both programs have been set for August 1, 2018. The CCEFP will play a key role in reviewing the applications and determining which are best aligned with the overall research strategy and content objectives of each CCEFP summit.
All NFPA members are welcome to attend one of the CCEFP Summits being held this year. Typically reserved only for companies that are members of the CCEFP, this partnership offers a great opportunity for NFPA members to come and “kick the tires” before determining if direct membership in the CCEFP makes sense for their organizations. Specific dates and locations for the CCEFP Summits will be announced soon.