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Haiti Relief Fund



Dartmouth College's Haiti Relief Fund was established after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010. These funds are intended to support high-impact projects for the benefit of individuals and communities that continue to be impacted by the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti. These might include:

  • Direct or continuing medical care of earthquake victims;
  • Rebuilding of infrastructure lost in the earthquake;
  • Creation of trauma, emergency preparedness, EMS, or other health care systems that address post-earthquake needs; or
  • Social, educational or public health support projects for areas affected by the earthquake.

Preference will be given to projects that involve collaboration across Dartmouth's campus and schools, as well as Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Procedure for Submitting Proposals

Proposals should include: a 2-page narrative, a 1-page budget plus justification, a 1-page bio sketch for each individual, and a letter of endorsement from the appropriate department chair or associate dean. Proposals should be sent to by March 15, 2014.


  • Maximum: $10,000
  • One year, no carry-over funds
  • Non-renewable


  • Tenured, tenure-track, and research faculty, including clinical faculty, are eligible to apply.
  • Proposals may involve a single faculty member or a small team.
  • Emeritus, adjunct, and visiting faculty, as well as post-docs, are not eligible to lead projects, but may be included on a team.

Selection Process/Criteria

Selection will be made by the Haiti Relief Fund Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Relation to earthquake relief efforts
  • Potential impact on Haiti relief work
  • Feasibility of proposed work and appropriateness of budget
  • Likelihood of success or sustainability

Award Conditions

All expenditures must follow Dartmouth policies. Support for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, travel, materials, supplies, and equipment under $5K, are allowable. Grants can be used as matching funds for another proposal, but must be used within one year. Limited faculty salary support may be considered. Tuition is not allowable. Intellectual property and copyright will be handled according to Dartmouth policies.

Reporting Requirements

Award recipients will submit a brief final report (1-2 pages) within 3 months of the grant's termination to the Haiti Relief Fund Committee describing the outcomes of the projects, lessons learned and next steps.

Last Updated: 2/6/14