Request for Proposals

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society (IIES) seeks proposals for research and education on the energy challenges faced by society.  IIES will support projects that are innovative and that advance the IIES mission.  Awards are internal to Dartmouth and are available for faculty, research staff, post-doc, and student projects.  Proposals should indicate how IIES funds will seed larger projects and/or leverage extramural funding sources.  The typical funding period will be one calendar year.  Projects proposed by faculty/staff may request up to $50,000; those proposed by post-doctoral fellows may request up to $25,000 and student grants up to $10,000.  IIES anticipates awarding up to $250,000 in this cycle. Funding recipients will become IIES Affiliates and join the growing energy community at Dartmouth. 

Pre-proposals are due October 5th.


IIES is pleased to announce its first request for proposals (RFP) to support collaborative, innovative research, education, and engagement projects that advance understanding of and action at the interfaces of energy and society.  To IIES, “society” includes all dimensions of the human enterprise:  business and economic; political, legal, and regulatory; cultural, artistic, and ethical; behavioral and technological; and beyond.  We seek to discover and enable “engaged scholarship”:  learning and action that foster energy systems that are socially and environmentally just and sustainable.  Proposals are welcome from all Dartmouth faculty, staff, post-docs, and students.  Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged, as are teams that include community stakeholders. 

The IIES Fall 2018 Internal Grant Program encourages projects that initiate or advance novel or difficult-to-fund lines of inquiry; that incorporate technological and social dimensions of energy systems into both classroom and experiential education; that serve as pilot projects for future federal, state or foundation funding; that deploy new community partnerships toward solutions; and more.  We encourage creative ideas, new applications, and novel combinations of perspectives and methods.  We encourage teams to bring fresh eyes to enduring questions and to rigorously test emerging hypotheses.  We encourage advances in artistic expression, in policy formulation and implementation, in technological development, in business practice, and more.

For more information and full application details, please click here. IIES Request for Proposals Fall 2018



We welcome proposals from all Dartmouth faculty, of any rank; Dartmouth staff and post-docs; and Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students.  Principal investigators (PI) should indicate whether they are considering the inclusion of collaborators from outside Dartmouth in the pre-proposal.  Student and post-doc proposals must include a letter of support from a faculty mentor.  Preference will be given to multidisciplinary, multi-departmental team proposals. 


  • Faculty and staff awards: up to $50,000
  • Post-doc awards:  up to $25,000
  • Student awards (undergraduate and graduate):  up to $10,000


September 20, 2018, 11:30 amInformation session to discuss RFP opportunity

October 5, 2018: Pre-proposals due, 5:00 pm

October 22, 2018: Selected pre-proposals invited to submit full proposal

UPDATED: November 14, 2018:  Full proposals due, 5:00 pm

Week of December 10, 2018:  Awards announced

January 2, 2019:  First date to start project funding