Science and Technology Fund

Application Review and Process

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Schedule

January: Request for Concept Papers distributed by Chancellors or Chief Research Offices
February: Concept Papers due to campus Research Offices for submission to President's Office
March: System Office feedback provided to campus Research Offices - those invited to submit full proposals are informed
April: Full proposals due to campus Research Offices for submission to President's Office
June: Announcement of awards

Guidance for Concept Papers

Concept papers should:

  • Be no more than two (2) pages in length
  • Outline the thrust of the project and how it will achieve the goals of the fund
  • Identify project leadership and estimated costs
  • Describe the external funding opportunities to be pursued and the expected nature of collaborations (on a preliminary basis if necessary)
  • Demonstrate the endorsement of the Chancellor (or multiple Chancellors in the case of multi-campus initiatives

Concept papers will be reviewed by the Vice President for Economic Development and the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and International Relations, and their staffs, in consultation with campus research offices. Applicants who submit the strongest concept papers will be asked to submit full proposals. In some cases, where opportunities for synergy exist, proposers from two or more campuses may be advised to combine their ideas into a single proposal.

 

Guidance for Full Proposals

Full proposals should:

  • Be no more than five (5) pages in length
  • Elaborate on the intellectual focus presented in the concept paper and provide a more thorough project description, including anticipated performance milestones and successful measures
  • Specifically address how the project will meet the selection criteria for the fund
  • Identify and address key administrative and managerial challenges to the project
  • Provide a budget for the proposed use of funds
  • Demonstrate the endorsement of the Chancellor (or multiple Chancellors in the case of multi-campus initiatives)

Proposals will again be reviewed by the two Vice President's and their staffs, with input from the campus research offices. The President's Office staff will also actively consult with relevant government (e.g., the Mass Technology Collaborative) and industry (e.g., the various technology councils) stakeholders. Proposers will likely be invited to meet in person with staff as part of the review process. The monthly President's Council meetings will be used to provide updates to and solicit input form the Chancellors. Staff will make funding recommendations to the President, who has final decision-making authority.

Contact:
Doug Banks,
Associate Vice President of Economic Development
dbanks@umassp.edu

 

 

 

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