2015 Call for Proposals
- Support for high-risk or innovative research, for instrument testing and evaluation, or for exploratory research in remote locations
- Development, testing or purchase of new sensors or equipment that will enhance the capabilities of WHOI's ships, underwater vehicles or observatories
- Support for the development of new vehicles or ocean observing systems, or for the enhancement of existing systems. to provide new capabilities for doing research at sea
- Support for post-docs and graduate students to participate in sea-going research
The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, May 1, 2015 by 5:00PM EDT. Proposals should be submitted via .pdf to Rob Munier (email@example.com) with a copy to Kimberly Grodzki (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions or wish to discuss your proposal in advance, please contact Rob Munier, Vice President for Marine Facilities and Operations at ext. 3335 or by email email@example.com.
Proposal Guidelines and Submission Process
Upload proposal package online, in pdf format at: http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=22956
Please follow the instructions below.
The expected start date for these awards will be July 1, 2015--July 17, 2015.
Proposals should be for two years of funding (with all funds allocated in the first year).
Proposals must be received by the stated deadline, and include the following in this order:
- Address Field: The green sheet with appropriate departmental signatures should indicate that the proposal is to be submitted to Rob Munier, MS #37, with a copy to Kimberly Grodzki, MS #37. If your proposal is to be considered by more than one department, please indicate same on the green sheet. Also indicate that a .pdf was sent to the Department Administrator.
- Abstract: The abstract should not exceed one page and should not be too technical. If your proposal is funded, the abstract will be part of a report to the donor that describes how the money was used for the program. Abstracts of funded projects will be posted on the Access to the Sea website.
- Text: The text should describe what you wish to do. All criteria will be explicitly addressed in a successful proposal. These proposals are reviewed by an Interdisciplinary team. Care must be taken with the use of jargon and lengthy technical narratives. Reviewers look for a clear description of your questions and your methods for achieving the answers.
- Page limit: 1-2 pages for the text (excluding the abstract) will be strictly enforced. Graphics and references are not included in this limit.
- Proposals must be legible. Font size should be a minimum of 12 and vertical spacing appropriate for the font size. Small type size makes it difficult for reviewers to read the proposal; consequently, the use of small or type or cramped line spacing may be cause to return the proposal without review.
- Budget: Provide a budget that is prepared in WHOI Grants that shows your proposed expenditures. The simple budget feature In WHOI Grants is recommended. Use a 24 month period with start date July 1, 2015. Unusual items in the budget must be explained.
- CV: Each PI should provide a current two page CV that includes a list of the ten (10) most recent or relevant publications.
- Cover Sheet: Should include proposal title, PI's and department affiliation, budget estimate amount and the internal call that the proposal is being submitted to. Please note that proposals may be jointly funded by more than one Institute/program. In this case, the primary and secondary Institute/program needs to be indicated.
A brief report is required at the end of the award period. This report will be used to keep the donors of endowment funds that support the Access to the Sea Endowment informed of the awards and to express our appreciation by sharing the results of the research. Please avoid lengthy technical explanations. PI's are also encouraged to present their research in accessible formats to broad audiences.
Last updated: March 23, 2015