Seed Funding

RMERC is now  soliciting applications for graduate stipend funding  for the Fall 2018 semester.   RMERC will provide Graduate Research Assistant Support to RMERC investigators to promote research leading to publications and submittal of proposals, through a comptetive application process. Interdisciplinary and collaborative work is encouraged.

Request and description of research and need are due by July 24, 2018. Please provide a brief description of the project, and how this seed funding will be used to obtain external funding. If you have been previously funded through this RMERC program in the last 4 years, please list proposals submitted, funded and publications.  Please send your materials/request to Dr. Norbert Maerz at

Funding is for one semester.



Congratulations Dr. ALAGHA AND DR. ANDERSON!

Dr. Lana Alagha has been awarded  RMERC stipend funding for  PhD student, Mr. Ashraf Alsafasfeh for Spring semester 2018 at .25 FTE,  totaling approximately $4500.
Mr. Alsafasfeh is a sponsored student by the University in Jordan so his tuition is paid.

The project Mr. Alsafasfeh will be working on is Selective Separation of Silicates from Phosphate Minerals using Lonic Liquids

Dr. Neil Anderson has been awarded RMERC stipend funding for  Phd Student, Mr. Kenneth Bansah for Spring semester 2018 at .25 FTE, totaling approximately $4500.
Dr. Anderson will also fund the student at .125 FTE, thus making him eligible for the PhD Graduate Student Tuition remission program.

The project Mr. Kenneth Bansah will be working on  is Imaging and Mitigating Karst Features.

  We are thrilled to be working with you, and know we will continue to see wonderful work!



                                                                                            RMERC THREE YEAR HISTORY OF SEED FUNDING  CY2015-CY2017
Amount Funded $12,622 $13,495 $10,027
# Researchers Funded 3 3 1
# Students Funded 3 3 2
Stipend, Tuition, or Both Both Both Both


* If you are interested in being awarded the Seed Funding, please submit requests of no more than two pages to Dr. Norbert Maerz