The PIT University Network Challenge seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among network members.
PIT University Network Challenge
The PIT-UN has an annual funding opportunity ("Challenge") for member universities.
The current year's PIT-UN challenge is open—project funding of up to $180,000.
Last year, $4.4M was awarded in the PIT-UN Challenge.
This is a limited submission opportunity. ISSACS is coordinating the PIT-UN Challenge program at CWRU, working with Dr. Mitchell Drumm, Interim Vice President for Research and Technology Management, and ORTM.
- May 20, 2021 - CWRU Information Session - register here
- June 4, 2021 - CWRU Limited Submission Deadline - Limited submission instructions here
- June 11, 2021 - Limited Submission Nominees Notified
- July 12, 2021 - Internal Submission Deadline
- July 15, 2021 - PIT-UN Submission Deadline
- October 2021 - Notification of Awards
- January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022 - Award Period
The CWRU Limited Submission instructions can be found here: https://cwru.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1843174
We will be holding an Information Session (Zoom) for anyone interested in learning more on:
Thursday, May 20, 2021
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration: CampusGroups cglink.me/2cS/r1101349
We will review the RFP and limited submission process during the session, highlight a few relevant, previously funded PIT-UN projects, and answer any questions.
Here are the previously funded PIT-UN Challenge projects.
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 ($91,000-$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)
- ISSACS’ co-investment needs to be matched 1:1 with an additional institutional (department, school, institution) cash co-investment
- ISSACS’ co-investment is a cash match (i.e., not cost-share)
- ISSACS co-investment will only be for a proposed project at the highest funding tier ($91,000-$180,000)
- In addition to the cash co-investment, additional cost-share (e.g., faculty and/or staff effort, student support) will be expected for a competitive proposal
- Co-investment (cash and cost-share) needs to be documented via letters of commitment.
If you need additional information, please email Nick Barendt at firstname.lastname@example.org.