CPConnect & R-IDC Proposal Submissions Now Open

Grant Opportunity

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been opened for each of our two quarterly funding opportunities:  CPConnect and R-IDC.  You can view instructions and submit proposals online here.


The Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Projects Program (CPConnect) facilitates funding partnerships for interdisciplinary projects with Cal Poly faculty and students. Our mission is to provide a link between donors and resources that are available at Cal Poly to ensure that projects are properly funded and have the technical expertise required for successful completion.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this RFP is limited to submissions by Cal Poly College of Engineering faculty and staff only, in support of approved F2F classes. Project proposals will be reviewed by the committee and selected based on a scoring rubric. The scoring rubric can be found at the end of the RFP. Note that the criteria are the same as in prior competitions, but the expectations of multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary activities are reduced this year due to the limitation of F2F classes.  Submission Deadline is Feb 5.


These funds support research and scholarly efforts of faculty specifically aimed at developing, conducting, and maintaining externally sponsored projects involving students. Acceptable project types and submission guidelines are included in the RFP, available here. Submission Deadline is Feb 12.

Please reach out to Bob Crockett if you have any questions at rcrocket@calpoly.edu or (805) 756-2131.

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.

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