Key Dates for the 2023-2024 Application Cycle

DatesImportant Events
Friday, November 18, 2022
Request for Expressions of Interest and Request for Proposals released
Thursday, January 26, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Deadline to submit Expression of Interest (Phase I)
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Notification to all applicants
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. ETDeadline for all invited applicants to submit full proposals
Friday, April 28, 2023Notification to applicants who submitted Full Proposals


  • Interested applicants are encouraged to notify Katie Bowler Young,, in the RTI University Collaboration Office (UCO) and their university’s research office.
  • Applicants are encouraged to peruse RTI’s website to familiarize themselves with researchers working in the same or similar area. Applicants who need support networking with RTI staff should contact Katie Bowler Young with a brief abstract of their research interest and a bio sketch.
  • Applicants should develop their Expression of Interest in consultation and coordination with RTI collaborator(s), who will need to provide a Letter of Support in Phase II.
Expressions of Interest

EOIs must be digitally submitted using the online form no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2022. The EOI does not have a budget requirement. To be fully considered, the EOI must include:

Expression Of Interest Online Form
  • Applicant Information: Name, university affiliation, email address, and faculty web page
  • Institutional Information: Department name, department chair’s name and email address, and any other departmental contacts.
  • Proposal Details: Proposed project title, alignment to RTI’s practice areas and/or service capabilities, proposed RTI collaborator name(s), and proposed start and end dates.
  • PDF upload: A single PDF upload must include:
    • Expression of Interest (2 pages maximum), addressing:
      • Purpose, objectives, activities, deliverables, and expected outcomes of the proposed project
      • Discussion of the proposed projects relevance to RTI practice areas and/or services and capabilities
      • Evidence the applicant has current and/or prior relevant experience as a researcher and collaborator
      • References to external funding opportunities for potential future proposals
    • Letter of support from the applicant’s departmental chair
    • Applicant’s curriculum vitae (no page limit). Please include experience securing funding as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator.
Expression of Interest Evaluation

RTI business and research leaders will review and evaluate EOIs based on the following rubrics:

  • Potential impact of the proposed project
  • Academic qualifications as well as research and publication track record of the applicant
  • Degree to which the proposed research project advances scientific stature
  • Alignment to RTI’s practice areas and/or services and capabilities
  • Evidence that the proposed research could attract large-scale research support by government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia, or foundations
  • Likelihood the proposed research project will be successful
  • Degree to which the proposed research reflects RTI’s commitment to transformative research that advances equity
Invited Full Proposals

Applicants will be notified by Thursday, February 23, 2023, about whether they will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Questions about the program? Email us today.