The Advance-CTR Grant Resubmission Awards provide support for proposals with near-fundable scores for resubmission to the original grant mechanism. The award funds are meant to be a modest and narrowly targeted investment that could make a significant difference in the success of a specific proposal for resubmission. 

Amount & Duration:

It is anticipated that four projects will be funded for up to $20,000 each (direct costs) until the date of resubmission to the original grant mechanism, up to one year maximum. Indirect costs associated with the direct costs of each budget will be provided to the home institution.


  • Any faculty member at a degree-granting institution in Rhode Island is eligible for award.
  • Investigators with other IDeA funding (e.g., COBRE, INBRE) that would temporally overlap with this award are not eligible.
  • Investigator must have received agency feedback on an application within the past two years from NIH, NSF or another agency or foundation.
  • Regulatory approvals (e.g. IRB, IACUC) must be obtained by September 15, 2017.