Our review panels have completed their evaluation of the 136 Academic Plan Pre-proposals and invitations have been extended to the PIs of about 25% of those submitted for full proposal development. Many excellent proposals could not be funded for various reasons. We hope that the new collaborations forged as a result of this competition will enable several future new initiatives and extramural proposals to be pursued with other funding agencies and/or within schools, colleges, and departments. To help with this process, we are sending the comments from our review panels to all who submitted proposals. We applaud the creativity and spirit of collaboration demonstrated by the submissions.
We congratulate those selected, as well as those who submitted proposals that could not be funded at this time. We are especially grateful to those who participated in the four review panels.