MRL Facilities Seed Funding Initiative

The MRL facilities is fortunate to have exceptionally talented technical staff and the University has world-class faculty interested in materials research. While on occasion there are deep intellectual engagements between the MRL facilities staff and the faculty, there is the potential to do much more.  Through this seed funding initiative, the MRL hopes to deepen interactions between MRL facilities staff and research groups on campus, providing opportunities for research groups to perform experiments they otherwise could not perform, and for MRL staff to become intellectually engaged in cutting-edge research projects they otherwise would not have been able to participate in.

The MRL will primarily support this effort by providing funding for MRL staff to use MRL facilities and for staff time to perform data analysis and participate in publication preparation.  Anticipated total MRL staff involvement for the first round of the seed program is ~1FTE.

MRL Facilities Seed Funding Initiative Details

MRL Facilities Seed Funding Proposal Template

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING PROPOSALS IS 4:00 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017.

Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to Susie Lighty (lighty@illinois.edu). 

Links to MRL Staff Bios:

Natalie Becerra-Stasiewicz
CQ Chen 
Elvan Ekiz-Stumphy 
Richard Haasch
James Mabon 
Scott MacLaren
Lou Ann Miller 
Fubo Rao 
Mauro Sardela 
Julio Soares
Timothy Spila
Wacek Swiech
Kathy Walsh
Lon Westfall
Honghui Zhou