These grants will support projects that seek to break new ground to address an old or a new problem through innovation. By innovation, we mean the development of new approaches, technologies, or methods and/or the application of new expertise through the engagement of novel, non-traditional disciplinary or cross-sectoral perspectives. Responsive grants could include research, methods development, or approaches for translating or applying scientific evidence to decision making. These grants are modeled on the National Science Foundation’s EArly concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER). They are not intended for incremental research in well-studied areas.

Key Dates

Letter of Intent
December 15, 2015: Online Submission of Letter of Intent Opens – CLICK HERE to apply
February 17, 2016, 5:00pm ET: Letter of Intent Due

Full Proposal
February 18, 2016: Online Submission of Full Proposal Opens (ONLY to Applicants Who Submitted a Letter of Intent) 
April 13, 2016, 5:00pm ET: Full Proposal Due

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