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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:

    1. Outline of the proposal (at least one but not more than 3 pages)

    2. General budget

    3. Statement of support from Department Chair and/or Dean as appropriate

    4. 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 contact elizabeth.bankert@dartmouth.edu or kristen.rhodes@dartmouth.edu. For questions concerning grant applications, contact your OSP Grant Officer.

Current Limited Deadlines:

American Diabetes Association, Pathway to Stop Diabetes

The prestigious Pathway awards are available by institutional nomination only. The 2016 Call for Applications is currently open with an application deadline of July 1, 2016. Please reference the ADA website for additional details on the awards below:

Applicant: Postdoctoral Fellow
Maximum Funding: $100,000/year in Phase I, $325,000/year in Phase II
Support: Project support & PI salary
Indirect Support: Up to 10% of directs in Phase I, 30% of directs in Phase II
Citizenship: Authorized to work in U.S. or U.S. possessions
Status: Open
Deadline: July 1, 2016 for January 1, 2017 funding

Applicant: Early Career Faculty
Maximum Funding: $325,000/year
Support: Project support & PI salary
Indirect Support: Up to 30% of directs
Citizenship: Authorized to work in U.S. or U.S. possessions
Status: Open
Deadline: July 1, 2016 for January 1, 2017 funding

Applicant: Established Investigators-New to Diabetes Research
Maximum Funding: $325,000/year in Phase I, $325,000/year in Phase II
Support: Project support & PI salary
Indirect Support: Up to 30% of directs
Citizenship: Authorized to work in U.S. or U.S. possessions
Status: Open
Deadline: July 1, 2016 for January 1, 2017 funding

Internal Deadline for Above:   May 1, 2016

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Program

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support.

Internal Deadline:  April 12, 2016

Deadline: May 18, 2016

Keck Foundation

Research Medical Research Science and Engineering Undergraduate Education

Goals: Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that: See sponsor website for complete details.

Sponsor and Internal Deadlines: Applicants* are strongly urged to contact Foundation staff during the pre-application counseling period, which takes place between January 1 and February 15 leading up to a May 1 submittal, or between July 1 and August 15 leading up to a November 1 submittal. Applicants* may submit one application per grant cycle to each of the following areas for which they are eligible: Medical Research, Science and Engineering Research, Undergraduate Education

Two Cycles

5/1 (Phase I) to Sponsor; 12/15/15 Internal

11/1 (Phase 1) to Sponsor; 6/1/16 Internal

Pew Charitable Trusts Biomedical Scholar FY 2017

About the Pew Scholars Program: The current grant level is $240,000; $60,000 per year for a four-year period. In 2017, Pew will name the new Class of Pew Scholars. For the 33rd series of awards, to be made in 2017, one nomination is invited from UMD.  Link to Dartmouth invitation and other information.

Program National Advisory Committee: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/pew-biomedical-scholars/program-details

Eligibility (all below are eligible)

  • Have a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field;
  • As of November 1, 2016, appointment of Assistant Professor (Appointments such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible.)
  • Been in the appointment for less than 3 years (not appointed before July 15, 2013)
  • May only be nominated twice
  • To Apply - please submit the following in a single PDF, a pre-proposal
  • a 2-3 page research project summary of the proposed project (an extra page can be used for needed diagrams/figures)
  • List of past and current funding for the past 3 years
  • Email approval for a letter of support from the department chair if chosen as the UMD nominee
  • Name, title and institution of 3 intended references
  • a short version, CV for the PI

Internal Deadline:   June 10, 2016  The Dartmouth search committee must submit the nominee's name to Pew by July 15, 2016.

The online application will open Aug. 1, 2016. The deadline for applicants to submit a complete application is Nov. 1, 2016.

William T. Grant Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Scholars Program provides $350,000/5 years for early-career researchers within the social, behavioral, and health sciences focusing on youth. Research must focus on advancing understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth (ages 5 to 25). PI's must have received their degrees within the last 7 years and must hold a tenure-track position.
Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year.

Internal nomination deadline: March 23, 2016
Sponsor Application Deadline: July 6, 2016
http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/william-t-grant-scholars-program

 

Federal Funding Opportunities:

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) - HRSA-16-180

Program description: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN). The purpose of this program is to increase the proportion of children and young adults ages birth to 21 years who fall within a healthy weight range by supporting states to adopt evidence-based or evidence-informed policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding.

Due Date: May 17, 2016 – Interested applicants should submit their CV and one page summary to Duane Compton, with a copy to Kathleen Bryar, by April 15, 2016
Amount of Funding: $900,000 over three years
For more information, see: https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=785b8f23-ec20-4825-bb1f-f2e6b6fec64c
Eligibility: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable. Per 42 CFR § 51a.3(a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply. Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research. This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kathleen Bryar at Kathleen.j.bryar@hitchcock.org. 

Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA-16-033 Life Course Research Network

The life course theory posits that multiple determinants, such as health care, nutrition, stress and supports, and environmental exposures, operating over the life course are critical drivers of MCH outcomes.

Internal Deadline:  April 12, 2016

Deadline:  May 17, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works Deadlines

Art Works is the NEA's largest funding category, supporting the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, and promoting public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. In fiscal year 2015, the NEA awarded 1,870 grants totaling more than $52 million through this category. -

See more at: https://www.arts.gov/news/2015/guidelines-available-arts-funding-programs#sthash.TzT2N48K.dpuf
Please notify the Provost's Office of your interest by February 1st for the February 18th and March 3rd deadlines, March 1st for the April 14th deadline and May 1st for the July 14th deadline.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)

PAR-16-103

Only one application per institution is allowed

The purpose of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program is to develop a group of highly trained biomedical scientists to address the Nation's biomedical workforce needs. The strategy is to promote effective partnerships between research-intensive institutions (RII) and partner institutions that have a historical mission or a demonstrated commitment to educating students from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise of the nation.

Internal Deadline:    July 1, 2016

Application Due Date(s) September 19, 2016;

 

NIBIB Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

PAR-16-108

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).  The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIBIB-NICHD R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.

Internal Deadline:   April 15, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) April 29, 2016

Application Due Date(s) May 31, 2016

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) RFA-RM-16-006

Only up to two applications per institution are allowed

The 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.

Internal Deadline:   May 31, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) August 12, 2016

Application Due Date(s) September 12, 2016,

Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) - Network Clinical Center (Hub) (U24) - RFA-NS-16-016

Program description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for Clinical Centers (Hubs) in Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). SIREN will enable conduct of high-quality, multi-site clinical trials to improve the outcomes for patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, and hematologic, and trauma emergency events. SIREN will consist of one Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), one Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and up to 10 clinical centers (Hubs). A Hub will typically be an academic center or tertiary referral center which will actively enroll patients into every clinical trial performed in SIREN, regardless of disease focus. A Hub will additionally provide scientific leadership and administrative oversight to its multiple satellite sites ("Spokes"). Together the Hub and Spokes will provide access to a large and varying patient population for clinical trials. SIREN will implement a total of at least four large (>1,000 patient) simple, pragmatic clinical trials in the emergency department and pre-hospital settings. The clinical trials will be meritorious, peer–reviewed projects which will be awarded under separate funding announcements. This FOA solicits applications for the SIREN Hubs. Since the Spokes are identified, recruited and overseen by the applicant Hubs, there is no separate FOA for Spokes. Separate FOAs are issued to solicit applications for the Clinical Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-16-014) and Data Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-16-015).

For more information, see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-16-016.html

Due Date: LOI due May 1, 2016– Interested applicants should submit their CV and one page summary to Duane Compton, with a copy to Kathleen Bryar, by April 15, 2016

Program Name: Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) - Data Coordinating Center (DCC) (U24) - RFA-NS-16-015

For more information, see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-16-015.html

Due Date: LOI due May 1, 2016– Interested applicants should submit their CV and one page summary to Duane Compton, with a copy to Kathleen Bryar, by April 15, 2016

Program Name: Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) - Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) (U24) - RFA-NS-16-014

For more information, see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-16-014.html

Due Date: LOI due May 1, 2016– Interested applicants should submit their CV and one page summary to Duane, with a copy to Kathleen Bryar, by April 15, 2016

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)

PAR-16-054

The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000.

Deadline: April 16, 2016, Internal Deadline: N/A
There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment.

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)

PAR-16-053

The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000.

There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment

NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

Program Solicitation NSF 16-533

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2
Internal Deadline March 1, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): April 19, 2016

NSF Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes)

NSF 16-53

I-Corps Nodes (from both Tracks 1 and 2) must contribute to the National Innovation Network in the following three ways:

Level 1 Contribution - I-Corps Node Training:

I-Corps Nodes will demonstrate the capacity to deliver an innovation-enhancing training program based on the hypothesis/validation "Customer Discovery" curriculum used to support NSF I-Corps teams (see www.nsf.gov/i-corps). I-Corps Nodes will nurture and support teams that are transitioning their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

Level 2 Contribution - I-Corps Node Infrastructure:

Proposers are expected to identify models, to be leveraged for broad dissemination and implementation, of effective innovation content, curricula, and teaching/learning practices - detailing the specific activities, goals and measureable outcomes that will be associated with the proposed efforts. Proposers should consider how such activities will benefit the innovation network and how other nodes would be able to utilize/leverage their prospective Level 2 contributions.

Level 3 Contribution - I-Corps Node Research:

I-Corps Nodes will identify and pursue longer-term (3+ year) research and development projects that meet the goals of the I-Corps program. Proposers will identify teams or individuals for these projects that are inclusive of faculty and researchers from the node institution(s). These teams or individuals can work independently or in collaboration with I-Corps instructors or I-Corps staff. At least one of the projects must be led by faculty or researchers who are not I-Corps instructors or I-Corps staff personnel.

Internal Deadline:  November 1, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 9, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): May 9, 2017

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF 16-545

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers are supported by the National Science Foundation to undertake materials research of a scope and complexity that would not be feasible under traditional funding of individual research projects. The MRSEC program demonstrates NSF's commitment to excellence in research and education; it is national in scope, encouraging coordination of the overall effort among centers; and it complements, but does not substitute for, NSF support for individual investigators, small groups, national user facilities, and instrumentation in materials research. More information about MRSECs may be found at www.mrsec.org.

Internal Deadline:   May 1, 2016

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): July 01, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): December 02, 2016

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


PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF 15-53

The 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) teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The goal of these partnerships is to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to translate their research experiences and new knowledge gained in university settings into their classroom activities. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Internal Deadline:    July 15, 2016

Proposal Deadline:  November 1, 2016

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development

PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF 15-50

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

Three (3) as described below. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

Internal Deadline:  September 1, 2016

Proposal Deadline:  January 11, 2017

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
PROGRAM SOLICITATION NSF 16-540

The S-STEM program provides Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) with funds for scholarships to encourage and enable low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need to enter the workforce or graduate study following completion of associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in STEM. Recognizing that scholarships alone cannot address low retention and graduation rates in STEM, the program also supports the implementation and testing of existing effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., evidence-based practices; professional and workforce development activities) featuring: (1) close involvement of STEM faculty, (2) student mentoring, (3) provisions of academic and student support, (4) adaptation of existing high quality evidence-based practices, and (5) recognition of S-STEM Scholars. Successful projects include involvement of the Offices of Financial Aid, Offices of Student Services, Offices of Institutional Research, and business and industry [2], [13], [18], [19].

Internal Deadline:  April 12, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
May 16, 2016

Last Updated: 5/11/16