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
This 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 Advanced Manufacturing.
The 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 engage industry.
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.
The outcome of funded activities will be:
a. Resubmission or revised submission of an unfunded extramural proposal bolstered by additional preliminary results and/or attention to criticisms raised during external review.
b. Progress 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.
c. Well-defined 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
Patricia Flatley Brennan
Patti Brennan, Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Deanna Dietrich, Associate Dean
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