Carnegie Mellon University
March 06, 2014

News Brief: New EQT Fund Established for Energy and Environmental Research

Contact: Ken Walters / 412-268-1151 /

PITTSBURGH—The EQT Foundation, the charitable arm of the EQT Corporation, has announced a $1 million gift over a five-year period to support innovative ideas through the newly announced ProSEED seed-funding grant program at Carnegie Mellon University. 

The EQT Foundation’s gift will sponsor university-wide seed grants through ProSEED for basic research, technology development, computational modeling and simulation, and energy policy in a number of closely interconnected theme areas that encompass energy exploration, extraction and use, the environment, water and related topics, particularly those dealing with natural gas.

"This inaugural gift from the EQT Foundation to support seed funding through ProSEED will enable our innovative faculty and students to develop new approaches that address important technological and societal issues," said CMU President Subra Suresh. 

ProSEED will select projects through a peer-review process available to the entire campus community, and it will engage relevant on-campus centers and activities in the selection of the grants.

More information about the EQT ProSEED grants will be available on the ProSEED website.