Dawn over the central UW-Madison campus viewed from the roof of the Engineering Research Building. Photo: Bryce Richter.
RIC Spring 2014 Call for Proposals
second call for proposals expands on the first round of initiatives designed to
advance the College of Engineering's leadership in realizing engineering
knowledge for the future. We solicit three types of proposals: Support for
Enhanced Competitiveness proposals that provide partial funding for extramural
proposals not funded; Center-stimulation projects with the potential to better
position the college in novel innovative research and multidisciplinary centers,
and Program Concept Awards that can lay out a vision for a 5-10 year program in
purpose of this call for proposals is, in part, to stimulate new and innovative
cross-college and cross-university initiatives led by the College of
Engineering. The scope of the call
covers basic and applied inquiry in engineering knowledge enrichment and
service to society. The intent is to improve the competitiveness of extramural research
proposals, explore new collaborations and/or facilitate submission of nationally
competitive proposals for centers and other large-scale collaborative
opportunities, and generate a concrete vision of how the thematic area of
Advanced Manufacturing could be developed within the College of Engineering. The scope of the call includes projects that
Funds to support proposals will come primarily
from the Research Innovation Committee in the College of Engineering. Funding
for successful proposals aligned with other college initiatives, such as the
Wisconsin Materials Institute, will be coordinated with those initiatives. It
is anticipated that 5-7 proposals will be funded in Spring 2014.
outcome of funded activities will be:
or revised submission of an unfunded extramural proposal bolstered by additional
preliminary results and/or attention to criticisms raised during external review.
toward submission of an extramural application for a research center with
annual funding at the level of $2-5M/year or greater for at least 5 years.
targets of investment for Advanced Manufacturing.
March 1, 2014 Call for Proposals released
March 10, 2014 Information session, 4-5 PM
May 1, 2014 Proposals due
May 21, 2014 Awards announced
Committee awards first round of grants JANUARY 27, 2014
Type 1: Early Stage
Multi-modal Neuro Imaging ($80,000)
Nam Sung Kim, Mikko Lipasti, Beth Meyerand, Robert Nowak, Barry Van Veen, Rebecca Willett, Justin Williams, Steven Wright
This proposal describes an interdisciplinary effort grounded in engineering to develop a holistic understanding of the entire brain. The proposed work will incorporate vascular structure, cell phenotypes, electrophysiology, anatomy, multiple spatio-temporal scales, and chemical dimensions, and is enabled by measurement, data analysis, and prototyping expertise unique to engineering.
Battery Manufacturing, Service and Management Systems (BM2S2) $78,882
Jinghsan Li, Shiyu Zhou, Yhui Han
This proposal addresses the concept development for a center on battery manufacturing, service, and management systems (BM2S2). Such a center will develop integrated research on three tightly coupled directions: battery manufacturing systems to ensure high productivity and quality; battery service systems for diagnosis, maintenance, and recycling; and battery management systems to control and optimize battery operations.
Type II Proposal Development
Engineering Research Center for Healthcare Engineering
Across the Patient Process (HEAPP) ($80,000)
Pascale Carayon, Oguz Alagoz, Ann Schoofs Hundt, Amy Kind, Jingshan Li, Eneida Mendonca, Raj Veeramani, Tosha Wetterneck, Doug Weigman, Shiyu Zhou
HEAPP will transform healthcare into an engineered system that provides patient-centered, ubiquitous, distributed and resilient care. Professionals and researchers from healthcare, engineering, health informatics, computer science, psychology and education will engage in research, education and innovation transfer to enhance patient-centered coordinated care across time, space and organization throughout patients’ lives.
NSF Engineering Research Center for Integrated Design
of Advanced Biofuels (CIDAB) ($80,000)
George Huber, James Dumesic, Manos Mavrikakis, Christo Maravelias, John Ralph, David Rothman
We have previously submitted a pre-proposal to the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) program on this topic. The NSF ERC program supports large interdisciplinary transformative projects ($18 million for 5 years). This proposal will provide funding to put together the full proposal and prepare for a site visit.
- Developing a roadmap that will identify grand challenges in engineering research that address national and societal issues and which we have or could have the ability to lead. By necessity this will include an assessment of our strengths and weakness in these areas that enable or prevent the college from assuming a research leadership role. This assessment includes but is not limited to faculty expertise and research infrastructure.
- Developing a set of institutional goals, initiatives and incentives that will influence the future research directions of the college. It is anticipated that the College will provide resources to the committee to launch new research initiatives that are consistent with the strategic plan.
- Reviewing and providing a recommendation to the College on internally funded research proposals, as well as centers and institutes proposed by faculty in the College.