CIFE 2016 Call for Seed Research Proposals

2016 Call for Seed Research Proposals

About 18 months ago, the CIFE community defined the goals of its research to improve the buildability, operability, usability, and sustainability of the built environment – for single structures or for portfolios of structures. These four performance goals address the main stakeholder groups of built structures: the direct participants in a built structure, i.e., the designers and builders, the operators, and the users, and the stakeholders from the built structure’s social, environmental, and economic contexts. We see a symbiotic relationship between methods that integrate facility engineering and these broad, but critical and universally applicable performance goals. None of the four performance goals can be met by a single discipline or single building system or technology.

A primary task of the CIFE community is to develop the fundamental knowledge base for integrated facility engineering so that engineers and managers involved in the lifecycle of built structures have the methods to improve the built environment along one or several of these performance goals.

Timetable for Proposals

   March 23 Call for Proposals 2016   Proposal Template      Presentation Template
   April 26 Budget request due at:
 - ERA (Engineering Research Administration) for departments in School of Engineering
 - local research administration staff for other Stanford departments
   May 3 Proposals due at CIFE, 9:00 AM PDT - Submit proposal (using proposal template) and budget in electronic format to  Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
   May 5 Presentation materials due at CIFE, 9:00 AM PDT for Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - Submit, using presentation template, in electronic format to
   May 10 Technical Advisory Committee meeting - presentation of proposals by PIs and research assistants to committee members
Proposal Review Form
   May 17 CIFE Award decisions