The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center supports an annual competitive research grant program open to tenured and tenure-track Dartmouth College faculty for research on public policy issues relevant to the Rockefeller Center (e.g., healthcare, education, the environment, poverty) as well as on other research topics in the social sciences. The Rockefeller Center Director, the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, and the other members of the Rockefeller Center's Faculty Council review applications and select the most promising prospects for funding. Proposals for projects that reach beyond traditional faculty research endeavors will be entertained.
Grant budgets typically range from $5,000 to $15,000. For all grants, the Project Director (PD) must be a tenured or tenure-track member of a department reporting to the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences. Faculty from other departments or programs in the Arts & Sciences must obtain prior approval from the Rockefeller Center Director before applying. Visiting faculty members are not eligible. Collaborators may be Dartmouth faculty or scholars from other institutions. If collaborators reside at other institutions, evidence of cost sharing in the research project should be presented. Compensation for Project Directors and collaborators is not available.
Grant proposals will be reviewed once a year during the spring term. The submission deadline for 2015-2016 academic year is Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (Please submit applications to Jane DaSilva via email before midnight on the deadline date.)
Rockefeller Center research funding is derived from various endowed funds. Grants may be designated as funded through specific endowments (e.g., Reiss Family Faculty Research Fund). In all cases, published research emanating from Center grants must acknowledge the financial support of the Rockefeller Center, including specific endowments when appropriate.
The new application, posted below, is more stream-lined than earlier versions. Grant applicants will provide: an abstract (250 words); a concise research proposal written in non-technical language that includes a clearly delineated research methodology section (no more than three single-spaced pages/1,500 words); and a detailed budget.
Download a Word document Application.
Email your completed application to: Jane DaSilva, Program Coordinator, Curricular and Research Programs
1) Quality of the proposal;
2) Likelihood of project leading to publication or product;
3) Importance of Center funding to the completion of the project;
4) Evidence that applicant is seeking funding outside of Dartmouth;
5) Benefit to Dartmouth community, particularly to student engagement in the research enterprise.
Applications from junior faculty and first-time applicants are particularly welcomed.
Call Curricular and Research Programs at (603) 646-2229.
Last Updated: 10/24/14