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Submitting a Proposal

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Feb. 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Please be sure to read the 2014 Shoemaker NEO Grant Call for Proposals before submitting your proposal.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail.

To submit your proposal by e-mail, please send it as an Adobe PDF (preferred), or Microsoft Word or Rich Text document to with "Shoemaker NEO Grant" in the Subject line.  Please name your proposal file beginning with the last name of the Applicant or Group Representative.  Please provide your contact information in the body of the email.

Your proposal should include the following information.

Contact Information:

  • Name of Applicant or Group Representative
  • Position and Affiliation
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • E-mail Address

Project Description: In no more than 1,500 words, describe the proposed project as completely as possible. If your proposal is more than 1,500 words, it may not be reviewed or may not be reviewed in its entirety. You may also include images or diagrams as needed (not subject to the overall 1,500 word limit, but please be reasonable with the size of any captions).

Project Budget: Please clearly state the level of funding necessary for the proposed project, and provide a budget with a basic breakdown of costs. Grant sizes are typically $3,000 to $10,000. If you provide more than one funding option, each should be clearly defined.

Obligation Statement: Your proposal should contain the following statement: "If I am awarded a Shoemaker NEO Grant, I understand that I am obligated to provide short updates (a few paragraphs) on my progress as often as every six months for at least the first two years of the award."

Supporting Documents (optional): You may also attach documents (e.g. published papers, MPCs) in support of your proposal. If you do submit additional documents, please name each file beginning with the last name of the Applicant or Group Representative with appropriate additional descriptive words following the name.

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