Research Supplements

Program Description and Goals:

NFPA Research Supplements are not grants for new research. They provide funds to principal investigators with existing research grants to facilitate their presentation at and the participation of their graduate students in designated industry conferences and research summits. In doing so, the program helps achieve two goals:

  • Support an industry/academic forum where research and education topics in fluid power can be explored and acted on for mutual benefit.
  • Support the careers of current and future academic faculty who are and who will be in a position to teach fluid power to undergraduate engineering students.

Supplement Amount: $10,000


Application Deadline: May 18, 2019


Award Notification: Recipients will be informed by June 28, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be the principal investigator on a research award that represents at least $50,000 in funding for the investigator’s institution.
  • The objective of the research award must be related to fluid power components or systems.

Program Requirements:

  • Recipient will attend and present the project associated with their research award at the two summits of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), to be scheduled for October 2019 and April 2020.
  • Recipient will encourage their graduate students to attend the two CCEFP summits, and will ensure that at least one student attends each summit.
  • Recipient will present the project associated with their research award on one of the CCEFP webinars scheduled for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • If requested, recipient will attend and present the project associated with their research award at a research symposium co-located with the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), scheduled for March 11-13, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV. An additional supplement of $2,500 will be awarded to these recipients.
  • Recipient agrees that any funds not used to support their participation and presentation at these events will be used as supplemental support of the project associated with their research award.

Review Process:

  • Applications will be reviewed by the CCEFP to assess quality and alignment with CCEFP research objectives and summit program content.
  • If the number of applications vetted by the CCEFP exceed the available funding, the NFPA will select recipients based on the research projects it deems most closely aligned with the objectives of the NFPA Technology Roadmap.

2019 - 20 NFPA Research Supplement Grant Application

Once we receive your NFPA 2019 - 20 NFPA Research Supplement Grant Application we will confirm its receipt. Once the application is reviewed, you will hear back from us with clarification questions or, approval notification.

Application Form

Contact Info

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Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

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