Part IV of CUMIRP provides participants a venue to scope out potential programs through idea development and concept feasibility in short duration, focused research studies. The research projects are conducted under a Memorandum of Understanding, which incorporates the basic framework of a research agreement with a brief statement of work and project objectives.
Part IV is recommended as a means for concept exploration to establish initial feasibility and preliminary results. This information is useful in determining whether a longer term research program (Part II) is warranted and assists in providing research direction. This mechanism provides access to faculty expertise, specialized research services and facilities often necessary in defining a sound research program. Part IV projects carry a lower University overhead rate (comparable to Part III), maximizing your research funds. This program is available on a limited basis with agreement of the individual faculty member and the CUMIRP Director.