BPEI Grant Opportunity

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Please note that the deadline is May 31, 2023

Call for Research

BioPhysical Economics Institute (BPEI) is pleased to announce the Call for Research: Analysis of the Energetic Returns of Electric versus Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (EV v. ICE) 

Grants of up to $125,000 to be awarded for research projects on the energetic, emissions, and material life cycle of road vehicles.



The BioPhysical Economics Institute (BPEI) supports research, training, networking, and dissemination efforts to inform a biophysical perspective on how materials and energy underpin the operation of the economy. This document is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry (LoI) for a research project that will perform a comparison of the life cycle (supply chain through operation or end-of-life) of electric vehicles (EV) and internal combustion engine (ICE) light-duty or heavy-duty vehicles. The goal is to relate the work output and greenhouse gas emissions of vehicles to the energy and material inputs required during raw material extraction, manufacturing, operation, and end-of-life and recycling phases of a vehicle.


Upon review of the LoIs, BPEI might request further information for determination of the award. The grant amount is expected to be up to $125,000 over a 12-month period. At its discretion, BPEI could choose to extend this study with additional funding.