PIT University Year 4 Network Challenge (2022)

The PIT University Network Challenge seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among network members.

The PIT-UN has an annual funding opportunity ("Network Challenge") for member universities.

The current year's PIT-UN challenge is open—project funding of up to $180,000.

Last year, $4.1M was awarded in the PIT-UN Challenge.

This is a limited submission opportunity.

ISSACS is coordinating the PIT-UN Network Challenge program at CWRU and will assist with the final proposal submission to the sponsor. Faculty should work with their departmental grants specialist to complete their internal SPARTA approval process, as usual.

Important Dates

  • April 27, 2022 - Limited Submission Application Open
  • May 6, 2022  - CWRU PIT-UN Overview with Provost Vinson (including funding opportunity) - register here
  • May 23, 2022 -  Limited Submission Closes (5:00 PM Eastern)
  • May 31, 2022  - Announce Limited Submission Finalists
  • June 24, 2022 - Full Proposal (Sponsor) Deadline

Limited Submission

The CWRU Limited Submission instructions can be found here:

2022 Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge

PIT-UN Overview and Funding Opportunity Information Session

We will be holding a virtual event for anyone interested in learning more about the PIT-UN, with Provost Ben Vinson III:

Friday, May 6, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Zoom)

Registration: CampusGroups https://cglink.me/2cS/r1591609


The RFP can be found here: PIT-UN Year 4 (2022) Network Challenge

Additional information about the PIT-UN Network Challenge, including recorded and upcoming webinars, can be found at the PIT-UN Network Challenge site.

ISSACS PIT-UN Funding Opportunity

In order to support the development of PIT at CWRU, ISSACS, in partnership with the IoT Collaborative, will co-invest up to $50,000 (cash) for one submission for the highest funding level ($90,000-$180,000) that is chosen from the CWRU Limited Submission for the PIT-UN Challenge.

The following guidelines apply:

  • ISSACS will co-invest up to $50,000 (cash) for a proposed project at the highest funding tier ($90,000-$180,000)
  • ISSACS’ co-investment needs to be matched at least 1:1 with additional institutional cash co-investment (e.g., discretionary department, school, or institution funding)
  • ISSACS’ co-investment is a cash match (i.e., not cost-share)
  • Additional cost-share co-investment (e.g., faculty and/or staff AY effort, student support) is strongly encouraged
  • Co-investment (cash and cost-share) must be documented via letters of commitment in full proposal.

If you need additional information, please email Nick Barendt at nab2@case.edu.