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Office of Sponsored Projects

Hinman Box 6210
11 Rope Ferry Road #6210
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3007
Fax: 603-646-3670
Email: sponsored.projects@dartmouth.edu

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of upcoming programs with proposal submission restrictions. Please make sure to check each individual opportunity announcement for eligibility, specific deadline and submission information. This is not a comprehensive list of all limited submission proposals, and while this page will be updated regularly, it should be used in conjunction with other grant information resources available from individual funding agency websites.

IMPORTANT: If a program has a limited submission requirement and you would like your proposal to be considered, please follow the procedures outlined below

  • Carefully review deadlines, eligibility, and application requirements.
  • Faculty interested in applying should coordinate with their Associate Dean. There may be an internal selection process at the school or department.
  • Send the following pre-application materials to Kristen Rhodes (kristen.a.rhodes@dartmouth.edu) by the internal deadline:
    • Outline of the proposal (at least one but not more than 3 pages)
    • General budget
    • Statement of support from Department Chair and/or Dean as appropriate
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The Vice Provost for Research will implement the internal review process as described here. *The internal deadline specified is the date for submission of materials to the Provost's Office. There are several steps prior to this stage that may be required including clearances from Department Chair and Associate Dean. Please review and follow the instructions carefully. You will be notified if you are selected as an applicant. All applications to sponsors will be reviewed and approved in accordance with OSP procedures. For questions concerning limited submissions, please kristen.rhodes@dartmouth.edu. For questions concerning grant applications, contact your OSP Grant Officer.

Current Limited Deadlines:

 

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation — Building Bridges

Dartmouth may submit one application per round
Up to $300,000

Deadlines: August 9, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
September 8, 2017 for external letter of interest
December 1, 2017 for invited full applications

For planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance relationships and understanding

Lalor Foundation — Anna Lalor Burdick Program

Dartmouth may submit one concept paper per round
Up to $35,000

Deadlines:
September 25, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
November 1, 2017 for external concept paper

For innovations and new programs that offer sexual and reproductive health education to young women, especially those disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate sexual and reproductive health

Greenwall Foundation — Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Dartmouth may submit two applications
50% of salary plus benefits for three years (with 10% institutional costs), plus $5,000 per year for project support and travel

Deadlines:
September 25, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
November 1, 2017 for external letter of intent
January 15, 2018 for invited full proposal
For innovative bioethics research by tenure-track junior faculty. Priority for applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure; who have not received a comparable career development award; and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.

W.M. Keck Foundation — Science & Engineering Research


Dartmouth may submit up to four concept papers
Typically $1,000,000
Deadlines: November 1, 2017 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office; May 1 external deadline
Support for high-risk, high-reward research projects (which would not otherwise receive support from traditional funding agencies), and which have the capacity to spur ground-breaking new territory in the field or open entirely new pathways of work. The foundation does not support applied research, but rather invests in fundamental/basic science. Collaboration with investigators from other universities is viewed favorably. No support for endowment.
Note: Interested internal candidates need only submit the following materials to Kristen Rhodes: (1) A one-page concept paper using the Foundation's guidelines; (2) a letter of nomination from the department chair/dean, and (3) the applicant's CV.

W.M. Keck Foundation — Medical Research


Dartmouth may submit up to four concept papers
Typically $1,000,000
Deadlines: November 1, 2017 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office; May 1 external deadline
Support for high-risk, high-reward research projects (which would not otherwise receive support from traditional funding agencies), and which have the capacity to spur ground-breaking new territory in the field or open entirely new pathways of work. The foundation does not support applied research, but rather invests in fundamental/basic science. Collaboration with investigators from other universities is viewed favorably. No support for endowment.
Note: Interested internal candidates need only submit the following materials to Kristen Rhodes: (1) A one-page concept paper using the Foundation's guidelines; (2) a letter of nomination from the department chair/dean, and (3) the applicant's CV.

Simons Foundation – Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science

Dartmouth may nominate two candidates in each of the above disciplines (math, physics, etc.)
$660,000 over 5 years

Deadlines:
August 7, 2017 for internal nominations to be submitted Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office (see note below)
October 31, 2017 for external application

Support for outstanding mid-career scientists engaged in theoretical research in math, physics, astrophysics, or computer science in order to enable them to undertake long-term investigations related to fundamental theoretical questions, establish new directions, and provide leadership in their field.

Note: The Foundation asks that nominations for the Investigators program be kept confidential. Nominating Deans/Chairs need ONLY submit the nominee's CV and a letter of support (two pages maximum). No project proposal is required.

Simons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modelling of Living Systems

Dartmouth may nominate two candidates
$660,000 over 5 years

Deadlines:
August 7, 2017 for internal application to be submitted to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
October 31, 2017 for external application

Program: For early-career scientists (often with mathematics or theoretical physics backgrounds) working on new approaches to mathematically-based modeling to advance the life sciences (ranging from cellular-level issues of organization, regulation, signaling, and morphogenic dynamics to the properties of organisms and ecology, as well as neuroscience and evolution). Preference for work that relates closely to experiment, developing mathematical models that can explain data, suggest new classes of experiments and introduce important new concepts.
Eligibility: Must be within eight years of their first faculty appointment, and department must have a Ph.D. program. Preference for areas in which modeling approaches are less established: bioinformatics- and genomics-related proposals are ineligible.

Simons Foundation – Simons Foundation Math+X Investigator

Dartmouth may nominate one candidate
$1,500,000 over 5 years

Deadlines:
August 7, 2017 for internal nominations to be submitted to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
October 31, 2017 for external application

Program: Novel collaborations and programs at the interface between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering. Must be a tenured faculty member with a primary appointment in mathematics. Will be expected to teach in both mathematics and the X partner department and be appointed in both departments by award start date (courtesy appointments allowed). The X partner should be department of science or engineering that will engage in significant collaboration with mathematics beyond the norm. Both departments must have doctoral programs.

Note: X partners in finance and business will not be considered. Proposals involving connections to areas where there are already well-established links with mathematics, such as economics, string theory or computational complexity, will also not be considered unless the proposal involves particularly unique collaborations.

Federal Funding Opportunities:

NIH Clinical Research Sites for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT sites) (U24)

RFA-NS-17-024

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by NINDS, is to invite currently awarded NeuroNEXT sites and potential new sites to participate as a Clinical Site in the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT). This clinical          research network develops and conducts multiple, scientifically sound, possibly biomarker-informed exploratory clinical trials evaluating the most promising therapies for neurological disorders, whether from academic, foundation or industry discoveries.  Examples include Phase 2 clinical trials and clinical research studies aimed at validating biomarkers and clinical outcomes in preparation for clinical trials. 

Sponsor Due Date:  New Date -  September 26, 2017, by 5:00 PM

Internal Due Date:  August 15, 2017

Only one Clinical Site application per institution (normally    identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

RFA-RM-17-008

he NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.   Please carefully review eligibility and effort commitments.  

Only up to two applications per institution are allowed as defined in Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.

Internal Deadline:   June 30, 2017

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) August 22, 2017

Application Due Date(s)   September 22, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

NIH StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U24)

PAR-17-276

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by NINDS, is to invite currently awarded NIH StrokeNet centers and potential new stroke centers to participate as a Regional Coordinating Stroke Center in the NIH StrokeNet clinical trials network. The goal of this existing network is to maximize efficiencies to develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site clinical trials focused on key interventions in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery with the objective to have a balanced portfolio between all three approaches. Exploratory Phase 1/2 and confirmatory Phase 3 clinical trials as well as biomarker-validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials will be coordinated through separate National Clinical Coordinating (NCC) and National Data Management Centers (NDMC).

Only one RCC application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

Internal Deadline:   June 30, 2017

Application Due Date(s)
September 25, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

Synopsis of Program:

The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research. Further, through the CRI program, CISE seeks to ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, have access to such infrastructure.

The CRI program supports two classes of awards:

Institutional Infrastructure (II) awards support the creation of new (II-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or the enhancement (II-EN) of existing CISE research infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities at the awardee and collaborating institutions.

Community Infrastructure (CI) awards support the planning (CI-P) for new CISE community research infrastructure, the creation of new (CI-NEW) CISE research infrastructure, the enhancement (CI-EN) of existing CISE infrastructure, or the sustainment (CI-SUSTAIN) of existing CISE community infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-based communities of CISE researchers that extend well beyond the awardee institutions. Each CI award may support the operation of such infrastructure, ensuring that the awardee institution(s) is (are) well positioned to provide a high quality of service to CISE community researchers expected to use the infrastructure to realize their research goals.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: A university or organization may submit no more than three Institutional Infrastructure (II) proposals per competition. There is no limit on Community Infrastructure (CI) proposals per competition.

Due Dates

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 02, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 11, 2018

Internal Process:  Interested parties should send a title and paragraph describing (1) the equipment and (2) the benefit/value to Dartmouth (including a list of faculty names) to Kristen Rhodes by 8/21/2017.

Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

NSF 17-585

The Vice Provost for Research is currently accepting preliminary proposal ideas for the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education Program. Dartmouth can participate in up to two proposals. Faculty interested in submitting a proposal (or participating in a proposal from another institution) should submit a project title and a one-paragraph description to Kristen.A.Rhodes@dartmouth.edu by August 21 for internal consideration.

A synopsis of the program is included below.

Synopsis of Program: The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

The program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education.

Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications

NSF 17-546

NSF's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program in FY 2015.  Four BD Hubs – Midwest, Northeast, South, and West – were established to foster multi-sector collaborations among academia, industry, and government, both nationally and internationally.  These BD Hubs are serving a convening and coordinating role by bringing together a wide range of Big Data stakeholders in order to connect solution seekers with solution providers.

Estimated Number of Awards:       10 to 20

BD Spoke awards -- Approximately 10 to 20 total awards across both the SMALL and MEDIUM categories are anticipated through this solicitation.

The total number of awards will be subject to the outcome of panel reviews and availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount:        $10,000,000

Each SMALL project will be funded at $100,000 to $500,000 total for up to three years, subject to the availability of funds.

Each MEDIUM project will be funded at $500,001 to $1,000,000 total for up to three years, subject to the availability of funds.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:        1

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):     September 18, 2017

NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research          (CSBR)

NSF 15-577

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer ownership of collections.

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, improves the accessibility of digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Internal Deadline:    May 19, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):   August 14, 2017

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience       (IUSE: GEOPATHS)

NSF 17-574

The primary goal of the IUSE: GEOPATHS funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority. The IUSE: GEOPATHS solicitation features two funding tracks: (1) Engaging students in the geosciences through extra-curricular experiences and training activities (GEOPATHS-EXTRA), and (2) Improving pathways into the geosciences through institutional collaborations and transfer (GEOPATHS-IMPACT).

Internal Deadline:   August 4, 2017

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 18, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 10, 2017

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites

NSF 17-575

NSF's Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:        Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. No more than two of the three proposals may have an engineering focus and only one of the three proposals may have a computer and/or information science focus.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):     October 10, 2017

Internal Deadline:   August 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 8/11/17