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Submitting a Proposal

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 July 2019 at 17:00 Pacific time.

Please be sure to read the 2019 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:

Your proposal should include the following information.

Contact Information:

Project Description: In no more than 1,500 words, describe the proposed project as completely as possible. Discuss your existing capabilities and how your proposal would improve those. Describe how your proposal fits within the topics and priorities discussed in the Call for Proposals, or if it doesn’t, why your proposal is still significant. 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 $5,000 to $12,000. 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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