Please know that IAB chair and sub-committee are fine-tuning a formal submission procedure for the entire IAB to review.
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) has announced a call for proposals for research projects to begin in 2017. Please see the key deadlines at the bottom of the page.
Proposal topics request has been sent to Industry Advisory Board, due August 10, 2016. Proposal topics from Industry Advisory Board will be released to faculty on August 11, 2016. Proposal applications due September 21, 2016.
The National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center program is a vehicle for encouraging formal, topical relationships between academic institutions and industry collaborators. Research projects that make a good fit to the program and to CB2:
A select number of projects will be selected for podium presentations at the fall planning meeting to be held November 9-10, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. Faculty members can submit an unlimited number of proposals for project concepts. The IAB will narrow the field to the most compelling projects from an industry standpoint. The CB2 call for proposals is open to all faculty members at the CB2 university sites. Collaborative projects with multiple faculty members and across campuses are encouraged.
The PI’s are required to attend the six month (location TBD) and 12 month review meetings (location TBD) as well as submit progress reports at three and nine month periods into the research and have monthly conference calls with their selected mentors from the IAB.
To submit a proposal for the CB2 fall 2015 meeting, please complete the proposal application (view format online) and upload to this secure online portal by September 21, 2016 (midnight local time). A decision on which proposals will be selected for a presentation at the fall meeting will be announced on October 13, 2016. If you have made changes to your proposal, the final proposal submission will be due October 27, 2016.
Funding per project should range from $40,000 to $60,000 of direct cost per year with a typical project duration of one year. Projects requiring more than one year of funding must submit new proposals for additional years. The original proposal may indicate that additional years are planned, but should only detail year one. Allowable costs include, but are not limited to the following: tuition, stipend, faculty salary, undergraduate salary, benefits, travel (international and domestic and should include one to two trips to the IAB meeting), materials, laboratory fees, and equipment. Please note, there are no indirect costs allowed in the project budgets.
Thursday, July 14
Request for proposal topics sent to Industry Advisory Board
Wednesday, August 10
One-paragraph proposal topics due to Center Coordinator from Industry Advisory Board
Thursday, August 11
Proposal topics distributed to faculty members (See examples of last year's proposal topics from IAB)
Wednesday, September 21
Two-page proposals submission due, please upload to this secure online portal
Thursday, September 22
Two-page proposals distributed to Industry Advisory Board
Wednesday, October 12
Votes from Industry Advisory Board for down-selection of top proposals; IAB members please vote here
Thursday, October 13
Announcement to PI’s on final proposals selected for podium presentations
Thursday, October 27
Final proposals due to Center Director
Wednesday-Thursday, November 9-10
IAB fall meeting in Ames, IA for final selection of 2017 projects