Proposal development, evaluation and award process

Proposal deadline to apply for a Hariri Research Award is Friday March 27, 2015.

Reminder, we encourage PIs to involve the Institute early in the proposal development process to ensure the best chance for a favorable review.

I. Submissions and Evaluation Deadlines

  1. Proposals deadline – Friday March 27, 2015. PI submits a brief proposal online via the online proposal form.  See below for proposal content requirements.
  2. PIs present ideas – Thur April 2, 2-3:30 pm,  or Fri April 3, 1-2:30 pm.  PIs should hold these dates on their calendar as in many cases, PIs are invited to present their ideas for feedback.   Key faculty affiliates (including members of the Institute’s Executive Steering Committee) may be invited to the presentation.  Proposal revisions will be considered for those involved in this feedback process.
  3. Notifications – mid-May. The Executive Steering Committee makes the final decision on which projects to support based on a presentation by the Institute leadership.

II. Proposals (max 2-3 pages) should include:

  • PIs. Name, dept/college, and contact information for all collaborators.
  • Project Description. 1-2 pages about the proposed work; including a) how the project meets the selection criteria, b) a discussion of project readiness and dependencies, and c) expected project outcomes and/or deliverables.
  • Requested budget and justification.  Funding from $2k – $50k is available.  Allowable expenses include grad student, post-doc and visiting faculty salary; and expense for software development for SAIL projects.  Ineligible expenses include overhead, fringe benefits, travel, publications and PI/faculty salaries.
  • Submit your proposal here.

III. Additional Information:

  • Project support can be requested to begin summer, fall, or the following spring depending on resource availability. Funds may be carried forward at most one year and by approval only.
  • Provide a brief description of the project for posting on the Institute web site.
  • Identify the Institute as the funding source on PI web or other publicly released reports about the work.
  • Provide copies of any project documents (research papers, reports, etc.). When appropriate, the Institute will publish such documents as Institute technical reports.
  • In some cases, PIs will give a talk as part of the Institute lectureship series.
  • At the conclusion of the project, submit of a short report summarizing all activities, accomplishments, impact, and personnel involved.

For more information, contact Linda Grosser, Director, Program and Project Development, of the Hariri Institute, at lgrosser@bu.edu