Internal Competition Completed


Principal Investigators Selected
  • Vivek Sharma, Department of Chemical Engineering is authorized to submit

Program Summary

Program Summary

The DMR Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials Research (PREM) program aims to enable, build, and grow partnerships between minority-serving institutions and DMR-supported centers and/or facilities to increase recruitment, retention and degree attainment (which defines the PREM pathway) by members of those groups most underrepresented in materials research, and at the same time support excellent research and education endeavors that strengthen such partnerships.

 

The PREM program activity is expected to enhance both the quantity and quality of materials research and education opportunities for students and faculty members at minority-serving institutions, and to demonstrably lead to increased diversity in materials research. In this context, the framework includes the partnership, the pathway (i.e. recruitment/retention/degree attainment paradigm), as well as research and education elements to propel participants' progression along the pathway. These opportunities result from long-term, multi-investigator, collaborative research and education partnerships that define a framework where a supportive and stable PREM pathway for promoting inclusiveness in STEM is designed and built. Additionally, the PREM activity may also contribute to and strengthen diversity efforts at partnering institutions (i.e. the DMR-supported centers and facilities).

 

Ideally, the PREM proposal will define a vision for the partnership that simultaneously promotes inclusiveness and research excellence; the proposed research should be aligned with research supported by DMR. The role of each institutional partner should be explicit and project goals to achieve the vision are clearly defined and addressed. Importantly, anticipated challenges and expected outcomes towards increasing diversity and research output must be identified and addressed. Plans for student / faculty reciprocal exchange between partnering institutions are required. Project assessment and evaluation are designed to emphasize an increase in the quality and quantity in diversity, research and education measured relative to the beginning of the award. Successful PREMs can be developed regardless of starting research and capacity levels at the lead institution.

 

 

Application Limits

Application Limits

University is limited to one proposal.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
October 13, 2017
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
January 29, 2018

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-8348 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.