• Seed Funding for Academic Programs

    Summary of CAAT Seed Funding Projects

    Seed Funding Projects

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    The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) provides seed funding for educational institutions to develop or adapt courses, modules, or other educational artifacts that advance the preparation of skilled technicians and engineers for jobs in the automobile industry. The CAAT evaluates and selects proposals from educational institutions for limited funding to improve and disseminate educational programs that better prepare the workforce nationally for technical development jobs in advanced automotive propulsion systems. Such systems include:

    • Automated and Connected Vehicles
    • Materials Lightweighting
    • Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) systems
    • Battery, electric drive motors, powertrains, and controls subsystems
    • Interface of plug-in electric vehicles to the power grid
    • Other alternate fuel propulsion systems (e.g. compressed natural gas, diesel, ethanol, hydrogen)

    To apply for CAAT funding, please submit completed documents/forms provided at Apply for Seed Funding. Your completed application should be no more than five pages, excluding attachments for the budget and any other key charts. Please submit your proposals electronically to Nelson Kelly at kellyn@macomb.edu. Any questions may be directed to Nelson at 586-447-8619 (office).

    We look forward to working with you and wish you every success with your proposal.