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Small Propel Grants

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The Propel Grants aim to support collaborative research efforts in their pursuit of external funding and maximize competitiveness of external funding applications.

$5,000 Grant Supported Activities

Funding from the Small Propel Grants may be used for activities that will elevate your external funding application and drive it forward. Examples can include a writing day, hiring a graphic designer or scientific illustrator, conducting an expert review of your proposal draft, or another activity to make the external application more competitive. These small grants are meant to help you finalize your external grant application and to position your proposal for success.

Anticipated Awards

RDO anticipates awarding up to thirty-two grants per year, with awards of $5,000 per team. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, every other Wednesday.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Small Propel Grants are not intended to fund research or feasibility studies; such proposers are encouraged to apply to our Large Propel Grant, or other programs that may be better suited to serve such needs.