Kummer Research Ignition Grant Initiative (IGI)

The Missouri S&T Kummer Ignition Grant Initiative (IGI) is an annual planning grant created by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) to fund new and innovative ideas that will ultimately lead to large research proposals in strategic areas for Missouri S&T. The proposals will integrate multi-disciplinary ideas and ignite teamwork and collaboration to strive towards achieving the visions of the Kummer Research Centers (Center for Artificial Intelligent and Autonomous Systems, Center for Advanced Resilient Infrastructure, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, and Center for Resource Sustainability). Furthermore, IGI will support initiatives elaborated in the 2022-2026 Research Vision that identifies major research constellations selected based on the existing research foundation, projected directions of disciplines, and potential to create a true research ecosystem. The research constellations include BioX, Data Science, Infrastructure, Intelligent Systems, Materials, Resources: Natural, Energy, Water for Society (ReNEWS), as well as Training, STEM Education, and Workforce Development.

IGI Awardees