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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:

American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Initiator Award:  Award Summary

Award Term: Up to 7 years
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

Internal Deadline:  May 1, 2017
Deadline: July 3, 2017 for January 1, 2018 funding


Accelerator Award (ACE)

Award Summary

Award Term: Up to 5 years
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
Internal Deadline:  May 1, 2017
Deadline: July 3, 2017 for January 1, 2018 funding


Visionary Award (VSN)

Award Summary

Award Term: Up to 5 years
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
Internal Deadline:  May 1, 2017
Deadline: July 3, 2017 for January 1, 2018 funding

Brain Research Foundation — Scientific Innovations Award

Dartmouth may nominate one candidate

$150,000 over two years
Deadlines:
May 19 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
June 29 for external letter of intent
September 26, 2017 for invited full proposals
For a full professor or associate professor to pursue innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. Must have major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding in the last three years.

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation — Grants

Dartmouth may submit one application per calendar year

Up to $30,000
Deadlines:
May 30 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
July 1 and January 1 for external submission of concept paper
For projects in environmental conservation, improved food access, or public health that are of direct and immediate benefit to developing countries

Whiting Foundation — Public Engagement Fellowship

Dartmouth may nominate two candidates

$50,000 (eight awards will be made)

Deadlines:  April 4, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office

June 30, 2017 for completion of short-form initial application

The fellowship funds ambitious, often collaborative projects designed to infuse into public life the richness, profundity, and nuance that give the humanities their lasting value. Nominees may propose to use the grant funds in whatever way will be most effective—any cost reasonably necessary is eligible.   Eligibility: humanities professors awarded tenure between fall 2012 and fall 2017; full-time, untenured humanities professors with at least two full years of service

United Engineering Foundation — Grants

Dartmouth may submit one proposal

Up to $160,000 (five to ten awards will be made)

Deadlines:April 28, 2017 for internal submission to       Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office  

June 1, 2017 for external submission of concept paper

To advance engineering for the welfare of humanity. Not for research. Activities must take place in the United States.      Broad-based, interdisciplinary proposals that further the engineering profession as a whole are preferred. Proposals must be consistent with UEF's priorities:   DiversityK–12  educationEthics and leadership in continuing education

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation — Grants

Dartmouth may submit one application per funding cycle

$20,000 on average

Deadlines: April 28, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office

July 1 and January 1 for external submission of concept paper

For research and projects in three broad areas in the developing world:Conservation of viable ecosystems and protect protection of biological diversity.  Improvement of access to food for consumption.  Public health programs that are preventive rather than curative in nature

St. Baldrick's Foundation — Infrastructure Grants

Dartmouth may submit one application

Usually $50,000; more in exceptional cases

Deadlines: May 17, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office;

July 14, 2017 for external letter of intent;

August 31, 2017 for full application

For institutions with the potential to participate significantly more in childhood cancer clinical trials, but which are smaller or have barriers to greater participation due to a lack of resources (including personnel).

William T. Grant Foundation — Scholar Awards

Each major division (Arts & Sciences, Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer, Geisel, Tuck) may nominate one applicant

$350,000 over five years (four to six awards will be made)

Deadlines: May 17, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office;

July 6, 2017 for external letter of inquiry

For early-career scholars (<7 years from terminal degree) in any discipline to pursue five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand their expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Research plans must address questions of theory, policy, and practice for youth ages 5–25 in the United States, in these focus areas:programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomesstrategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth

Federal Funding Opportunities:

National Endowment for the Arts ART WORKS Guidelines: Creativity Connects Projects

Creativity Connects is an initiative that shows how the arts contribute to the nation's creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas.  Read more.

Grant Amounts and Matching Funds

All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $20,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $40,000 and the applicant organization must provide at least $20,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources.

Grants generally will range from $20,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $20,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact.

Internal Deadline:   March 15, 2017

Deadline to NEA:  May 4, 2017

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 1, 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 Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)

PAR-17-068

The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)  Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Programmatic activities should include authentic research experiences, academic enhancements, skills development, and mentoring. The long-term goal of the program is to enhance the pool of underrepresented students earning baccalaureate and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical research fields and ultimately to contribute to the diversification of the nation's scientific workforce.

Internal Deadline:    April 3, 2017

Application Due Date(s)  May 24, 2017

Only one application per institution is allowed

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)

RFA-ES-17-003

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC).   As intellectual hubs for environmental health research, the EHS CC is expected to be the thought leaders for the field and advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/).   The Core Centers provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and /or resources, to groups of investigators conducting environmental health sciences research.  An EHS CC enables researchers to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively. The broad overall goal of an EHS CC is to identify and capitalize on emerging issues that advance improving the understanding of the relationships among environmental  exposures, human biology, and disease.  The EHS CC supports community engagement and translational research as key approaches to improving public health.

Internal Deadline:   March 31, 2017

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) April 17, 2017

Application Due Date(s) May 17, 2017

Only one application per institution is allowed

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

PAR-16-108

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.

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: For example, courses and programs that address innovative and/or ground-breaking developments in Biomedical Engineering, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary education, the regulatory pathway and other issues related to the commercialization of medical devices, and the immersion of engineering students in a clinical environment.

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

Internal Deadline:     April 3, 2017
Letter of Intent Due Date(s)  April 28, 2017

Application Due Date(s)  May 31, 2017; May 31, 2018, by 5:00 PM

National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)

PAR-17-076

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 $600,001. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

Internal Submission:  April 3, 2017

Application Due Date(s)  May 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM

Number of Applications:  Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)

PAR-17-074

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. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers.

Internal Submission:   April 3, 2017

Application Due Date(s) May 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM

Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)

PAR-16-361

Only one application per institution is allowed

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences and courses for skills development. Applicants should directly address how the set of activities will enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by discussing 1) the rationale underlying the balance of effort and resources dedicated to each activity; 2) how the three activities integrate; and 3) objective indicators that can measure the effectiveness of the program.

Internal Deadline:    November 30, 2016

Application Due Date(s) May 25, 2017

NSF Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations 

Program Solicitation NSF 17-540

In order to leverage, advance and strengthen its investments in mid-scale computing research infrastructure, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will support the work of Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF). Working closely with the U.S. academic and industrial computer networking research community, TIPOFF will provide leadership and administrative oversight in developing, deploying and operating innovative mid-scale computing research infrastructure to meet evolving research community needs and align with emerging national priorities.

Internal Deadline:   March 10, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): May 02, 2017

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

An organization may participate in no more than one TIPOFF proposal submitted to this solicitation, either as a lead or a subawardee. For proposals involving multiple institutions, only one institution should submit the proposal, with funding for participating institutions made through subawards. In other words, joint projects should not be submitted as linked collaborative proposals. See PAPPG Chapter II.D.3.a for additional information.

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

 

 

 

Last Updated: 4/21/17