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National Science Foundation - Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) -- Funding Mechanism
At NSF, the RAPID funding mechanism is used for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events. PI(s) must contact the NSF program officer(s) whose expertise is most germane to the proposal topic before submitting a RAPID proposal. This will facilitate determining whether the proposed work is appropriate for RAPID funding.
The Project Description is expected to be brief (two to five pages) and include clear statements as to why the proposed research is of an urgent nature and why a RAPID award would be the most appropriate mechanism for supporting the proposed work. Note this proposal preparation instruction deviates from the standard proposal preparation instructions contained in this Guide; RAPID proposals must otherwise be compliant with the GPG.
The box for “RAPID” must be checked on the Cover Sheet.
Only internal merit review is required for RAPID proposals. Under rare circumstances, program officers may elect to obtain external reviews to inform their decision. If external review is to be obtained, then the PI will be so informed in the interest of maintaining the transparency of the review and recommendation process. The two standard NSB-approved merit review criteria will apply.
Requests may be for up to $200K and of one year duration. The award size, however, will be consistent with the project scope and of a size comparable to grants in similar areas.
No-cost extensions, and requests for supplemental funding, will be processed in accordance with standard NSF policies and procedures.
Renewed funding of RAPID awards may be requested only through submission of a proposal that will be subject to full external merit review. Such proposals would be designated as “RAPID renewals.”
The official announcement and description of this opportunity may
be found on the funding agency's website:
Numerical value: No fixed limit
Environmental & Life Sciences; Physical Sciences & Engineering; Social Sciences.
A continuous application opportunity. Applications are considered
in the order received.
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Duke University is served by two pre-award offices. The
Office of Research Support assists Campus Schools and Centers. The
Office of Research Administration supports the School of Medicine and
the School of Nursing in Duke University Medical Center.
|The Office of Research Administration -
For School of Medicine and School of Nursing
|The Office of Research Support -
For Campus Schools and Centers
|The Office of Research Administration must review all Duke University Medical Center applications for the School of Medicine and School of Nursing prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORA offices seven (7) business days in advance of the sponsor deadline.
||The Office of Research Support must review all Duke University applications for Campus Schools and Centers prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORS offices five (5) business days in advance of sponsor the deadline.
|The Office of Research Administration
Duke University Medical Center
Suite 802, Erwin Square
2200 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705
|The Office of Research Support
Suite 710 Erwin Square
2200 West. Main Street
Durham, NC 27705
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