UIC DPI Seed Program

By: 
UIC Chancellor & Vice Chancellor for Research
Post date: 
October 9, 2018

UIC announces a new program to catalyze UIC-led activities in support of the UI System’s Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). The UIC DPI Seed Program advances the mission of the DPI by investing up to $10 million from UIC’s royalties’ revenue accumulated at the System level to be used as “seed funds” for projects that will support the development of DPI. The UIC DPI Seed Program is created to align new UIC activities with the DPI’s priorities and mission. See more information on the DPI.

The Chancellor’s Office will be soliciting applications over several cycles targeting the broad areas of big data and cybersecurity; drug discovery and healthcare delivery innovations; and automated vehicles and mobility. Applications in other areas that still meet the review criteria below are also welcome. Projects may consist of research, education and engagement activities, including interdisciplinary collaborations, and should be 6 months to 2 years in duration. Learn more and apply.

Cycle 1 Applications: Due November 1, 2018, project start date no later than December 15, 2018.
Budgets for Cycle 1 should not exceed $100,000 during the project period.

Cycle 2 Applications: Due December 3, 2018, project start date of January 15, 2019.
Budgets for Cycle 2 should not exceed $250,000 during the project period.