Guidelines for Proposal Submission

Sponsored research implies a certain level of commitment of College and DHMC resources to a project. Primarily for that reason, the Council on Sponsored Activities has requested that all investigators file a complete copy of proposals, excluding appendices, submitted to external funding agencies with the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Effective March 18, 2015, all proposals for external funding must be recorded, routed and approved through RAPPORT, Dartmouth's on-line proposal and award system.   Each proposal submitted to external funding agencies, under the auspices of Dartmouth College or DHMC, goes through a review process at the Office of Sponsored Projects.  For more information on the use of RAPPORT Grants, visit RAPPORT Grants.

RAPPORT is used to route proposals for on-campus approvals and also serves as the official record for the Sponsored Research data maintained by the Office of Sponsored Projects. Records maintained by the Office of Sponsored Projects are the official records of the College and are subject to review by auditors and other officials of funding agencies. Information contained in RAPPORT is also used to generate monthly and annual reports detailing sponsored activity at the College, and is essential for the College's long range planning efforts. 

RAPPORT works in concert with the Dartmouth on-line Conflict of Interest system which serves to comply with Federal and Institutional regulations regarding the Conflict of Interest policy.

By completing disclosures in the Conflict of Interest system, individuals involved in the design, conduct or reporting of research provide details concerning financial interests that are used by the Conflict of Interest Officer and the Conflict of Interest Committee to ascertain and manage issues related to research objectivity.

Please refer to the Pre-Award sections of the Sponsored Research Manual,  Proposal Review instructions or RAPPORT for specific requirements for routing and approving proposals.


Revised March 22, 2015