Santa Fe Institute

Sponsored Research

Welcome to the Sponsored Research webpage of the Santa Fe Institute.  This page is designed as a resource for SFI researchers (both resident and external), who are considering submission of a research proposal to a federal agency or private foundation, and contains information on proposal writing, links to sponsors, and upcoming deadlines.  Please don't hesitate to contact or anytime for a consultation about project development.  Whether you want to know about guidelines or deadlines, making agency contacts, or writing competitive proposals, we stand ready to help!  From time-to-time we will offer informal workshops on proposal preparation and development.

News Updates

NSF Event – NSF Grants Conference in Portland, Oregon – Portland State University February 29 – March 1, 2016.  Webcasts from the November 2015 Grants Conference now available. Fall 2015 National Science Foundation Grants Conference.

NIH Extramural Nexus – November 30, 2015

    – How Can I Tell if I’m Using the Correct Application Guide For My Grant Application? – Notices (NOT-OD-16-004) New Policies and Application Forms; (NOT-OD-16-029) Revised SF424 Application Guide and Supplemental Instructions for Due Dates On and Between January 25, 2016 and May 24, 2016.

    - Get Ready for the 2016 NIH Regional Seminars! - NIH will plan to have 2 Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016

National Science Foundation News – November 6, 2015 – Just-In-Time Budget Pilot

Science – November 6, 2015 - Data check: How a $30 billion hike becomes $3 billion

 Sponsored Research News Archive

Profile of SFI Funding

Proposal Writing Resources

National Science Foundation

National Institutes of Health

Proposal Writing Tips (170.1 KB)

Contents of a Typical Proposal (200.5 KB)

Proposal Writing Articles

The Foundation Center

Council on Foundations

The Grantsmanship Center

The Art of Writing Proposals (83.7 KB)

    - by Adam Przeworski and Frank Salomon




Current and Pending Support (CPS)

Letter of Support (outside SFI)

Sample of Letter of Intent (LOI)

Other Resources

NSF Merit Review Process and Research Proposal Preparation” Video presented by Edward J. Hackett, Director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences


The Sponsored Research Office is supported by , Director; , Grants Analyst; and , Manager, Office of the Vice President for Science.

Post-award Project Management Information

Research Involving Human Subjects

UNM Office of Institutional Review Board (acts as SFI's IRB)

Research Compliance Training

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) (Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Human Subjects, Research Misconduct, Conflict of Interest, etc.)

SFI Policies

Alert Services

You can sign up for funding opportunity alert services for federal agencies and most private foundations based on your research areas of interest.  Below are two examples. - All Government Agencies

NSF Updates