ASHRAE Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants

ASHRAE provides grants to engineering, technical and architectural schools worldwide with the goal of increasing student knowledge, learning and awareness of the HVAC&R industry. Grants shall be used to fund equipment and supplies for undergraduate projects and 2-year technical school projects that focus on ASHRAE-related topics. Grants may cover projects lasting from one academic term up to one year. 

Applications that create hands on teaching / demonstrations in undergraduate courses will receive higher ranking than projects that are one year undergraduate research‑based or research-like projects. 

The grant application must be submitted by the faculty member(s) responsible for the project. The application may be made from any engineering, architecture, or engineering technology department; however, the project must involve an ASHRAE-related topic. The faculty member(s) and student(s) responsible for the project are NOT required to be members of ASHRAE. The grant is made to the university/college solely for the support of the materials required for the project in an amount not to exceed $5,000 (U.S.). University overhead, faculty or student salaries, travel expenses, and other non-equipment items will not be funded. Funding from other sources, including in-kind contributions, is encouraged and will receive a higher ranking.  

The faculty advisor(s) will submit the application to ASHRAE on behalf of the student(s) who are responsible for completing the project. To be considered, ALL questions must be answered on the electronic application, including a complete project description and a projected itemized budget. Out of schools that are selected for grant awards, judges will award the two highest ranking teams (2 students per team max) a trip to the Winter Meeting Student Program to present their project to students. The trip consists of transportation and two nights stay in the hotel. Information will be included in award letters.

Paper applications will not be accepted! The electronic submission must be received at ASHRAE Headquarters by December 15, 2019. Bonus points are awarded for applications submitted before November 15, 2019. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

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