Call for M&Q Concept Papers

The K-State OVPR announces an opportunity for individual or teams of researchers to have a prospective proposal vetted by our consultants, McAllister & Quinn. Preference will be given to new investigators and those applying to Department of Defense or Department of Energy opportunities.

In addition to feedback on the concept paper, teams with promising concepts can receive guidance from M&Q regarding additional potential funding sources and opportunities. High-priority concepts/teams will be selected to work directly with M&Q to prepare a full proposal.

Concept papers are due November 30 and will be pre-reviewed by the OVPR. Criteria for selection for submission to M&Q include:

  • Alignment with unit, college, and University 2025 research goals

  • Lead PI is at K-State (collaborators can be elsewhere)

  • Non-previously funded PIs or PI teams

  • Proposals to DoD, including CDMRP and MURI, or DoE

All concept papers should be routed through the Associate Dean for Research the PI’s home college.

Download the concept paper template (DOC).