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.

SUMMARY

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society seeks proposals for research and education on the energy challenges faced by society – and the societal challenges posed by energy.  This broad call for proposals welcomes diverse energy and society projects from all disciplines.  Within that breadth we encourage applicants to consider our 2019-2020 theme: “Investing in Our Energy Futures.”  The theme highlights the multitude of interlocking needs for investments in society’s energy transitions (financial and technical, personnel and personal)  and invites critical reflections on the social implications of our individual and collective energy choices. We hypothesize that investing in  more sustainable, equitable and resilient energy futures requires financial and technical resources as well as  critical co-investments in policy, culture, values and imagination.  We are also keen to encourage meaningful collaborations across disciplines and encourage proposals that integrate across two or more disciplines, especially those outside the traditional areas touching on energy.

Pre-proposals are due March 15th.

Read the full IIES Spring 2019 RFP!

Abstracts of project funded in the Institute’s fall 2018 RFP may be found at https://irving.dartmouth.edu/faculty/funded-projects

 

PARTICIPANTS & FUNDING LEVELS

We welcome proposals from all Dartmouth faculty, of any rank, and from Dartmouth staff and post-docs.  Principal investigators (PI) should indicate whether they are considering the inclusion of collaborators from outside Dartmouth in the pre-proposal (note that outside collaborators are not eligible to receive funding).  Post-doc proposals must include a letter of support from a faculty mentor.  Preference will be given to multidisciplinary, multi-departmental team proposals.  The total award pool is approximately $250,000.  Anticipated Award Levels are:

  • Faculty and staff awards: up to $50,000
  • Post-doc awards:  up to $25,000

ANTICIPATED AWARDS

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

IMPORTANT DATES & FAQs

  • February 21, 2019, 11:30 amInformation session to discuss RFP opportunity
  • March 15, 2019: Pre-proposals due, 5:00 pm
  • April 5, 2019: Selected pre-proposals invited to submit full proposal
  • May 3, 2019:  Full proposals due, 5:00 pm
  • Week of June 10, 2019:  Awards announced
  • July-September, 2019:  Initiate project funding