Block-Gift Consideration Procedure
THIS PROCEDURE MUST BE FOLLOWED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A BLOCK-GIFT INVITATION
PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1ST
To help understand the process and topics areas we encourage Professors to complete the INQUIRY FORM. Doing so will help the technology team offer guidance regarding topic areas and answer questions prior to the submission of the RESEARCH CONCEPT SUMMARY. We will either follow-up with an email response and/or schedule a call to discuss.
Schools interested in receiving an invitation to submit a White Paper must submit a one to two-page RESEARCH CONCEPT SUMMARY, describing a specific research project topic aimed at supporting two students for three years toward a PhD (or MS) degree.
The Summary should include: technical goals and the outcome expected from the research, identify the critical technical issues, suggest the approach to resolving them, and describe the student educational development leading to a successful research project.
SEPTEMBER 1ST – NOVEMBER 30TH
You may be contacted by our Technology Team to provide clarification and/or additional information.
FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER
Invitations will be sent inviting submission of a White Paper Proposal in our pre-set format.
Institutions who will not receive an invitation will be informed of that decision.
This is the APPLICATION deadline for the invited White Paper submissions.
Any institution who received an invitation must apply using the appropriate application form found in the February 15th drop down box on this website page. The applications change annually. Please make certain you have the one with current Due Dates.
MARCH 16th to APRIL 16th
All institutions submitting an application on February 15th will be informed of the Selection Committee’s decision during this time period. Assuming a favorable decision, a follow-on visit may be scheduled and new documentation must be signed. Please refer to the Block-Gift Critical Dates on our website at this time.
We encourage electronic submissions.
If you have any further questions email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org