What types of research institutions may apply?
Eligible research institutions include tax-exempt university-based research institutes, schools, or centers. Research organizations, think tanks, and other institutions based outside of the academy are not eligible to apply.
Can a public agency or nonprofit organization serve as the lead applicant?
The lead applicant must be the research organization. This is because of the emphasis in the Institutional Challenge Grant on changing structures and incentives within the university to encourage and support partnership-oriented, engaged scholarship.
Can the research institution or nonprofit/public agency partner be based outside of the United States?
Yes, but the research proposed by both partners must address an issue or question with clear and compelling policy and practice implications for youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States. In the case that the research institution is based outside the US, the institution must also provide evidence of its tax-exempt status.
Are letters of inquiry required?
No. Letters of inquiry are not required.
Can a research institution submit more than one application?
Yes. Please note, however, that there will be only one award per cycle, so an institution that submits two applications is competing against itself. But the decision to submit is up to the applicants.