New software behind the UChicago internal funding portal aims to simplify access and streamline processes for UChicago administrators and researchers involved in the applying for internal funding, foundation and federal limited opportunities, Provost managed opportunities, nominations, and more.

The InfoReady Review software will power the UChicago funding portal, which currently supports internal funding and limited submissions for one-third of all R1 research institutions.

It replaces the legacy FluidReview funding portal, with all legacy data imported into InfoReady.

All UChicago divisions, centers, and associated national laboratories can leverage InfoReady Review. If your department needs to create, award, or review internal applications, please contact researchdevelopment@uchicago.edu.

Key Features of InfoReady Review

  • Simplifies internal funding applications, open opportunity announcements and submissions for foundation and federal limited opportunities;
  • Empowers administrators to create application forms, collect reference letters, automate application and review workflows and notifications, and generate progress reports;
  • Enables review teams to quickly rank proposals and view summarized ranking reports for more informed award decision-making;
  • See UChicago’s full training webinar for more feature highlights.

Upcoming Changes for Limited Opportunity Submissions
The Research Development Support team will use InfoReady Review to automate limited opportunities for foundation and federal limited opportunities. InfoReady will integrate with the University’s Pivot funding search software, and divisions will have ability to review, select, and route limited submissions directly through InfoReady’s automated workflow.

PIs will now submit a simple “Notification of Interest” form for limited federal awards directly through InfoReady. In cases where there is no competition, PIs will receive the internal slot without a white paper submission requirement, thus reducing bottlenecks for limited federal opportunities.

Research Development Support, Foundations and Corporate Relations, and the Office of the Provost have collaborated with Division development staff on these systemic improvements to enable a simplified approach.