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Hello UNCG research community.
UNC General Administration has opened up the Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) for 2017.  There are two different ROI proposal mechanisms.  UNCG can send up to 4 pre-proposals in each category.
Internal timeline at UNCG:
  • March 15 at 9:30 am: Q&A teleconference call for both funding mechanisms (see attached RFPs)
  • March 16, 5:00PM – internal intent to apply deadline
  • If more than 4 per category declare intent to apply, then internal review required
  • March 24, 5:00PM – internal 2 page pre-proposal
  • March 29, notification of proposals selected to represent UNCG
  • April 19 deadline to submit pre-proposal to GA
  • May 26 deadline to submit final proposal (if invited)
Type 1:  UNC Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) 
Focus Areas:
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Coastal and marine science
  • Data science
  • Defense, military, and security
  • Energy
  • Pharmacoengineering
Although inter-institutional collaboration is not a requirement, proposals that significantly involve two or more UNC institutions are desirable.
Type 2: UNC Inter-institutional Planning Grant (IPG) Program
Priority research areas eligible for funding include:
  • health sciences;
  • agriculture;
  • water and the environment;
  • advanced manufacturing;
  • marine and coastal sciences;
  • defense, military, and security;
  • pharmacoengineering;
  • energy;
  • data science.

Research projects in the humanities and social sciences are also welcome but are most likely best suited for Stage 1 awards (see attachment for details and examples).  UNC GA encourages proposals that involve collaboration between STEM and non-­‐STEM fields (e.g. a collaboration that spans education and water and the environment).

Pre-­‐proposals will be accepted from any collection of institutions within the 17-­‐campus UNC system. Additional collaborative partners may come from outside the UNC system, but at least two UNC institutions must be involved in each proposal.

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A summary from UNC GA is provided below.  The attachments provide complete instructions and additional details.
Send your intent to apply to Aubrey Turner (aubrey.turner@uncg.edu) no later than Thursday March 16 at 5:00PM.


Hello again.
In recognition of the fact that many faculty may be away and/or unplugged during Spring Break, we will push back each of the internal deadlines by about 1 week.  Accordingly, the internal “intent to apply” deadline is pushed back to next week on Wednesday, March 22.
REVISED Internal timeline at UNCG:
  • March 15 at 9:30 am: Q&A teleconference call for both funding mechanisms (see attached RFPs)
    • March 22, 5:00PM – internal intent to apply deadline
  • If more than 4 per category declare intent to apply, then internal review required
    • March 31, 5:00PM – internal 2 page pre-proposal
    • April 5, notification of proposals selected to represent UNCG
  • April 19 deadline to submit pre-proposal to GA
  • May 26 deadline to submit final proposal (if invited)
Enjoy your break!