Permanent, full-time faculty in the professorial ranks (assistant, associate, full or research).
What is a typical budget?
Grant budgets will be dependent on the need of the specific project for a one-year period, and may be eligible for renewal. Typical awards for Exploratory projects go up to $75,000, and awards for Regular projects can range from $50,000 to $1,000,000 or more, with a typical award being $300-500,000 over multiple years.
What are the application criteria?
The research must relate directly to applications in focused interest areas.
Proposals must contain a commercialization plan.
What are some examples of outcomes of the projects proposed?
Examples of desirable outcomes include inventions, patents, commercial partnerships, start-up companies, and follow-on funding targeted toward these same outcomes.
What are my responsibilities as an awardee?
Provide a broad one-year overview
Prepare a detailed project plan
Provide project plans with quarterly milestones
Regularly track the project
Meet the objectives (including budgeted expenses) and deliverables outlined in your application.
Quarterly project report (progress, IP, etc.)
Participate in Operational Review Meetings with Oversight Committee
What can I expect from the U-M-BICI staff?
Intellectual property advice and legal support
Business development support
Follow-on funding guidance
Who is involved with the U-M-BICI Collaboratory?
The U-M-BICI Collaboratory is a partnership between U-M and the Beijing Institute for Collaborative Innovation. It is housed in the Mechanical Engineering department and the UM campus liaisons are:
Daniel A. Rubenstein, Assistant Director
Albert Shih, Co-Director
Chuanwu Xi, Co-Director
Tiefei Dong, Office of Technology Transfer
The Collaboratory Oversight Committee is comprised of U-M and BICI leadership that oversee the program.