Research

Research Excellence Fund (REF)

Fall Proposals

Deadline: October 3, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Award Period—All awards will begin July 1 of the award year. The award duration is 12 months.

Spring Proposals

Deadline: March 5, 2020 at 4 p.m.|
Award Period—All awards will begin January 1. The award duration is 12 months.

Please submit your proposal electronically in a single pdf file to ref-l@mtu.edu. If they are not, they will be ignored/rejected. Late submissions will not be accepted.

With an expectation of a heavy volume of submissions for this competition, please adhere to all guidelines including proposal format.

Research Excellence Fund (REF) awards will provide grants in four categories:

  1. Infrastructure Enhancement (REF-IE)
  2. Research Seed Grants (REF-RS)
  3. Scholarship & Creativity Grants (REF-SCG)
  4. Commercialization Milestone Grants (REF-CMG)