Montana Research & Economic Development Initiative

History & Timeline

The Call for Proposals was released on April 9, 2015 to all four-year campuses in the Montana University system. Proposals were due to the Chief Research Officers of each campus by May 26, 2015 and were subjected to a two-step review process.  Projects were initially vetted by campus review committees for scientific merit and twelve semi-finalists were identified. The Research Advisory Panel then met on June 19, 2015 for oral presentations from the semi-finalists. Final funding decisions were made after select proposals underwent content and budget revisions.


April 9   Release Call for Proposals
May 26   Deadline for returning proposals to Chief Research Officers
June 15   Six proposals from each side of the system forwarded to OCHE
June 19   Research Advisory Panel meets to review and rank projects
July 1 - 17   Selected proposals notified