The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) works with Dartmouth faculty and administrators and with foundations and corporations to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that advance knowledge and have the potential to make a positive impact on campus and in the world.

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For external audiences interested in learning more about faculty research and centers at Dartmouth, visit the respective webpages for corporations and for foundations.


Kinship FoundationSearle Scholars Program
Dartmouth may nominate one candidate

  • $300,000 over three years (15 awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • June 28, 2019 for internal submissions
    • September 27, 2019 for external application
  • For independent researchers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine and the biological sciences. No purely clinical research—but programs with both clinical and basic research elements are considered. Re-nomination of previous nominees requires consultation with program director.
  • Eligibility: appointment as assistant professor on or after July 1, 2018; this must be the nominee’s first tenure-track position
  • To apply for this opportunity, email the following to LimitedFunding@Dartmouth.Edu:
    • one-page description of your project idea
    • total amount of your funding request
    • current CV
    • use “Searle Scholars” as the email subject line

Templeton World Charity FoundationGlobal Innovations for Character Development

  • $234,000 (12 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: August 26, 2019
  • Seeking scientific innovations to develop and evaluate novel approaches to fostering character strengths, and contextually appropriate scales for measuring the same. Proposals must demonstrate a clear path to demonstrable changes in knowledge, awareness and the practice of character strengths; and must include a rigorous evaluation methodology. An award of up to $1 million is also offered to scale up a character-development innovation that has a peer-reviewed evidence base and is ready to for widespread implementation. Areas of interest:
    • Formative research that explores the process of character formation and local conceptualizations of character strengths
    • The development and evaluation of scalable innovations aimed at promoting and fostering character strengths
    • The development, adaptation or validation of tools for measuring character development 

Alfred P. Sloan FoundationSloan Research Fellowships

  • $70,000
  • Deadline: September 16, 2019
  • For early-career scientists and scholars in these or related fields:
    • chemistry
    • computational and evolutionary molecular biology
    • computer science
    • economics
    • mathematics
    • neuroscience
    • ocean sciences
    • physics
  • Eligibility: must be tenure-track but untenured, as of September 16, 2019.

Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeEssential Open Source Software for Science

  • Up to $250,000 for one year, with renewal and no-cost-extension opportunities. Includes up to 15 percent for indirects.
  • Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • For open-source software projects that are essential to biomedical research, have already demonstrated impact, and can show potential for continued improvement. The goal of the program is to support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for these critical tools. Applications for two broad categories of open-source projects will be considered in scope:
    • Domain-specific software for analyzing, visualizing, and otherwise working with the specific data types that arise in biomedical science (e.g., genomic sequences, microscopy images, molecular structures). Software will be considered out of scope if it primarily serves domains outside biomedical science (e.g., physics, astronomy, earth sciences).
    • Foundational tools and infrastructure that enable a wide variety of downstream software across several domains of science and computational research (e.g., numerical computation, data structures, workflows, reproducibility). While foundational tools will be considered in scope for this program, they must have demonstrated impact on some area(s) of biomedical research.
  • Access application information via SurveyMonkey Apply.


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