IRI PILOT Research Funding Scheme
This program enables individuals and organizations to apply for a small grant (up to $3k) to conduct a research project with IRI and our members. The projects get IRI support to connect recipients with members and to engage with them throughout the project.
IRI’s goal for this initiative is to get SMEs working with our members on well thought out, organized projects that will address the top challenges our members face. There will likely be only 2 – 3 projects funded per year and priority will be given to projects that focus on our hot topics list. Click the links below to access the application materials:
Please contact Matt Dorocak at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the application process. Note, completed application forms are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17, 2023.
2023 Project Timeline
|April 17||Proposals due|
|Early May||Feedback from IRI PILOT Steering Committee (PSC) to applicants|
|May 25||Applicant responses to feedback due|
|Early June||PSC decides on projects to be funded and notifies applicants|
|July 15||Contracts signed, funds disbursed and projects begin|
|September||Projects hold sessions at IRI Fall Meeting (Projects have the option of meeting additionally at IRI Networks Meetings.)|
|Ongoing||Bimonthly update webinars to the IRI membership; Monthly updates to IRI staff liaison (Formal updates to the PSC may be required)|
|September (Year 2)||Projects report out at IRI Fall Meeting|
|October (Year 2)||Projects debrief with PSC|
|January (Year 2)||RTM article submitted|