Investment into basic and applied research conducted by university investigators is critical for discovery and innovation in virtually all technical fields. SMI supports university research teams by creating opportunities and securing federal funding for basic research that align with the government’s needs. SMI’s varied expertise and diverse networks enable high levels of success in the entire process from project concept development through funding capture.
SMI’s University Research team consists of both technical experts and former government officials. This uniquely positions SMI to assist university researchers secure federal funds for basic and applied research. SMI’s University Research team supports clients identify and connect with relevant federal decision makers while providing the technical input required to successfully capture competitive awards.
SMI’s University Research team is comprised of a unique combination of PhD-level scientists, former government officials and lobbyists. This combination of expertise assists universities generate project ideas and position them for funding. SMI engages Congress and the federal agencies to create opportunities, pre-position clients for funding capture, and facilitate partnerships to maximize success.