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U-LINK seeks applications from interdisciplinary teams that may combine researchers from across UM’s three campuses. We encourage proposals that tackle problems aligning with the university’s Roadmap to Our New Century, such as addressing environmental challenges, engineering smart/connected cities, promoting health and wellness, cultivating a culture of belonging, and applying the potential of big data to global issues.

Teams consisting of individuals from a minimum of two disciplines are eligible to compete for funding, which will be awarded in two phases. Phase I (Developmental) funding is designed to help teams further develop and refine ideas and to become established as a coherent team.

To learn more about funding opportunities, or to apply, click here.

Phase I (Developmental) 2019 important dates:
  • Aug. 17, 2018 - Letter of Intent due
  • Sept. 21, 2018 - LOI notification/feedback provided
  • Oct. 19, 2018 - Phase I full application due
  • Nov. 30, 2018 - Phase I decisions completed
  • Jan. 1, 2019 - Start date