CFRU’s RFP open now through January 1st, 2022.

CFRU is now accepting RFPs for applicable research to our cooperative.

Our application cycle for FY22-23 funding (funds available starting July 1st, 2022) is now underway. Generally, the CFRU is able to fund 8-10 projects/FY that are 2-3 years in length, with annual project funding approximately $20-40K/year. We have approximately $100K in funding available for the next fiscal year. Please note the CFRU’s fiscal year is changing to align with the University’s fiscal year and will run July 1st, 2022 – June 30th, 2023.

Proposed research should be related to areas that fall within the five major themes stipulated in the 2020-2025 CFRU Program Prospectus. Attached are pages from the prospectus that outline those themes.

All pre-proposals are to be submitted via Google Forms:

The attached pre-proposal template stipulates the information we require for the pre-proposal.

Please note:

  • It is to your advantage to keep the pre-proposals on the short side–the more concise and easy-to-read it is, the better it will hold the cooperators’ attention!

  • We have 10% overhead costs at the CFRU, so please remember to factor that into your estimated costs.

  • Members have strong preference for projects that leverage past CFRU efforts and/or other additional external funding sources.

  • Involvement of undergraduate and graduate students is viewed as favorable yet not required.

  • Current FY funding requests (starting May 1, 2022) can be accommodated and should be justified in the proposal.

Pre-proposals are due on January 1, 2022.

Pre-proposals will be submitted to the CFRU advisory committee to be ranked prior to the January 27th advisory committee meeting. We expect to let you know by January 14th if they would like your pre-proposal formally presented at the winter meeting.

Please feel free to share this posting with relevant groups, students, faculty, researchers, etc. Thanks in advance for considering the CFRU for a funding opportunity for your research. Reach out to CFRU program leader Neil Thompson with any questions.