MURI Proposal Review 2012 SAMPLE
Dear Reviewers:

Please evaluate the MURI proposals by responding to the following items. Feel free to add comments in the boxes below relevant items. Your comments often prove helpful to faculty as they work to improve the quality of their grant proposals over time.

Your ratings and comments will be shared with the applicants anonymously with the exception of your overall recommendation regarding funding.   
 
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*First Name
*Last Name:
*Email Address:
Name of Proposal Reviewer:
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*First Name
*Last Name:
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*Department:
*School:
Name of Primary Proposal Author:
Title of MURI project proposal:

*Please summarize the major aims of this proposal in a few sentences.
The proposal provides evidence of a multidisciplinary research team by indicating the following: 

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Please rate the MURI proposal with respect to the following criteria:
*Clearly states research question:

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*Clearly states research objectives:

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*Research question is significant:

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*Describes opportunity for undergraduate researchers to gain substantive research skills. 

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*Clearly describes tasks that students and mentors will undertake.
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*Provides plan for effectively communicating with all co-mentors and undergraduate researchers on research team. 
(Examples: discussion sessions, weekly meetings, online forum, etc.)
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*Has high likelihood of achieving measurable benefits and outcomes:
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*Includes clear and feasible timeline:
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*Includes appropriate budget.
(NOTE:  MURI projects are eligible for a project budget of up to $2000 in addition to mentor and student stipends. Mentors may elect to use some or all of their budget for supplies, equipment, or other necessary expenditures related to research. At this time MURI generally does not allow projects to allocate their funding for computers or travel.) 
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*Includes effective plan for managing sustainability of research funding.
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*Provides evidence that faculty have appropriate qualifications and expertise to effectively manage research project and mentor undergraduate researchers:

Please see cvs of mentors in proposal appendix.
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*Please indicate your overall recommendation with respect to this proposal:




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