IIB Collaborative Projects RFP

IIB Collaborative Projects with Seoul National University, Korea

RFP Release Date: July 1, 2024  
Due Date: August 1, 2024 (11:59 PM)

The International Institute for Biosensing (IIB) at the University of Minnesota invites proposals for collaborative projects with Seoul National University (SNU) in the field of biosensing. A total of $100,000 is available to support travel and associated costs for up to four U of M teams visiting the SNU campus between September 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025. 


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High-priority areas include:

  • Functional bio-organic materials for biosensing
  • Nanoparticle technologies for biosensing
  • Stretchable and wearable biomedical sensors
  • Nanoelectronics for biosensing


  • Full-time U of M faculty members.
  • Projects must involve international activities at SNU, supporting travel for faculty, postdocs, or graduate students.


  • Covers travel expenses (airfare, local transportation, lodging, meals).

Proposal Requirements:

  • Project Description (max 2 pages): Outline the project, objectives, expected outcomes, and existing collaborations. Explain the necessity of visits to SNU.
  • Letter of Collaboration: From an SNU partner, detailing their commitment and support.
  • Project Timeline: Visit duration and key milestones.
  • Budget: Itemized travel expenses.

Selection Criteria:

  • Alignment with IIB’s biosensing goals and SNU’s focus areas.
  • Potential for long-term collaboration with SNU teams.


  • Proposals should be submitted to iib@umn.edu by 11:59 pm on August 1, 2024.
  • For more information, contact iib@umn.edu.

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