Submit a Requisition
Users can submit an online purchase request to the MRL Business Office.
Grant Proposal Instructions
Notify Kristopher Williams at (217) 244-2943 or firstname.lastname@example.org in the Business Office as soon as you know you would like to submit a proposal. Please include the agency, due date, and program solicitation information.
Proposals must conform to the requirements set forth in the solicitation or guidelines provided by the funding agency. Failure to do so will result in the proposal being returned by the sponsor without being reviewed.
It is important that you complete your proposal 10 business days prior to the due date in order to submit to the University of Illinois office of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) for submission through Grants.gov. All other proposals not being submitted through Grants.gov must be completed no less than 5 business days before the submission deadline.
Central Research Facility Use Acknowledgements
An acknowledgment of awarding agency support and a disclaimer must appear in the publication of any material, whether copyrighted or not, based on or developed under the project. Your grant sponsor or program manager will provide award-specific requirements for acknowledging their support. See below for several relevant examples.
Usage of the MRL Facilities
The following acknowledgement must be included in all publications that incorporate any results obtained through the MRL Central Facilities (CMM, Microfab, LSF):
"... was carried out in part in the Materials Research Laboratory Central Research Facilities, University of Illinois."
DOE BES\DMS Programs at MRL
"This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Materials Sciences under Award No. DE-####-#########*, through the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
* Replace ######### with the proper code for your award
Generic Acknowledgment: "This material is based upon work supported by the [name of awarding agency(ies)] under Award No. [award number(s) assigned by awarding agency(ies)]."
Generic Disclaimer: Many federal agencies also request that all materials, except scientific articles or papers published in scientific journals, must also contain the following:
"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the [name of awarding agency/agencies]."
MRL Building Emergency Contacts
In case of an emergency, dial 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from a cell phone.
Primary facilities contact:
Kristopher Williams, Associate Director for Administration
O: (217) 244-2943
M: (217) 390-8013
If unavailable, phone the University of Illinois Police non-emergency line: 333-1216
Please visit the MRL Safety page for more information on lab safety and inspections.
Key request instructions
ALL KEY REQUESTS ARE HANDLED ONLINE.
- Log in to https://my.mrl.illinois.edu/
- Hover over Facilities Applications
- Click Keys
- Input key information
- Click Add Key to submit
When finished selecting keys, click Submit Request
Your request will be sent via email to the person(s) responsible for the various rooms. Once your submission has been approved, MRL Facilities staff will email you when your keys are ready to be picked up.
ALL MEETING ROOM RESERVATIONS ARE MADE by emailing MRL facilties staff at email@example.com. Rooms are reserved on a first come, first served basis. The earliest a reservation will be accepted is one month before the beginning of the semester (August for fall semester, December for spring semester, and May for summer semester).
Meeting rooms and their approximate capacity are as follows:
- 208 MRL — 20 (equipped with movable tables, multiple monitors)
- 280 MRL — 70 (equipped with blackboards, and projector with screen)
- 1003 Supercon* — 35 (equipped with whiteboards, and projector with screen)
- 1023 Supercon — 10 (equipped with a whiteboard and monitor)
- 2008 Supercon** — 25-30 (equipped with glassboard, and projector/screen/integrated PC with full A/V teleconferencing)
- 190 ESB* — 187 (equipped with whiteboards, and projector/screens/integrated PC)
* No food or beverages are allowed in these rooms. These rooms are locked at all times. Keys may be checked out in 2015 MRL.
** MRSEC reservations have priority.
LCD/overhead projector reservations
If you need to check out a projector to use in one of the conference rooms, please state this when you submit your room reservation request. To request a projector to use elsewhere, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request stating the date, time and room number.
Flyer posting guidelines
All flyers/posters for announcement of meetings or seminars should be mailed to or dropped off to the Director's Office, 2015 MRL, MC-230. Staff in this office will post these items in the designated areas with approved methods of posting. Any items that are found to be posted without prior authorization will be removed.
Director's Office (2015 MRL)
The MRL Director's Office is the primary administrative office for the laboratory. Responsibilities include key management, space reservations, funding proposals, and sponsor agency reporting requirements.
Business Office (2007 MRL)
The MRL Business Office provides accounting and financial services to the laboratory, as well as dealing with general maintenance and operating procedures.