2023 Collegiate Wind Competition
Historically, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) has released a request for proposals each fall semester, inviting interested teams to apply during the following spring semester to participate in the competition. Selected teams were typically announced in February or March of the next school year. For the 2023 CWC competition, this process has changed. There is now a new application process with a new timeline. This change is intended to make the competition more accessible to schools that have not participated in the past and, in turn, broaden the reach and impact of the CWC.
The Collegiate Wind Competition brings together students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as business, marketing, communications, policy, and social sciences, for the purpose of engaging the future workforce in wind energy. The competition is open to undergraduate students from institutions of higher education.
Teams can be comprised of undergraduate students from:
A single four-year college or university in the United States
A four-year college or university in the United States as the lead institution partnering with a two-year institution in the United States, such as a community college
A four-year college or university in the United States as the lead institution partnering with an international institution with both institutions being represented at the final CWC event. International teams will not be eligible to receive support funding from DOE or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and must provide their own support.
-By September 30, 2022: Phase 1 teams submit funding requests.
Teams must submit their funding requests between Aug. 1, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2022.
Teams may be awarded up to $5,000.
-December/January 2022: Phase 1 teams submit deliverables to CWC organizers for evaluation.
-January 2023: CWC organizers select Phase 2 teams.
Using a performance-based selection process, CWC organizers narrow the Phase 1 teams to 12 teams to participate in Phase 2 during the spring 2023 semester.
-By Jan. 31, 2023: Phase 2 teams request funding for up to $15,000 to support ongoing CWC project needs.
-May 2023: Phase 2 teams participate in the 2023 CWC at the American Clean Power Association’s CLEANPOWER Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
By June 20, 2022: All interested teams submit an application to compete in the 2022–2023 academic year.
Applicants must submit their application by 11:59 p.m. MT on June 20, 2022.
Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.