The Automotive Research Center is a U.S. Army Center for Excellence for modeling and simulation of ground vehicles led by the University of Michigan. The center is soliciting proposals for new or continuing work with a start date in 2018. These are single proposal with one PI who is responsible for project funds and reporting requirements. Co-researchers can be listed as co-PIs as necessary. The proposal text must show a coherent, concise description of motivation, objectives, approach, tasks, etc. and a clear connection of tasks to personnel supported. A single budget spreadsheet is expected per proposal, unless multiple schools are involved, wherein each school will need to submit a separate spreadsheet due to differences in rates.
The center will consider larger proposals with multiple researchers and topics. There must be demonstrable common goals and cohesive efforts. They are expected to also produce case studies for the annual review.