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Limited Submission Notice: M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science 2.0


M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


Partners in Science has been a program supported by the Murdock Charitable Trust for about 35 years. The program’s purpose is to engage secondary science teachers in authentic and innovative research experiences in a university lab or other research institution so these teachers will more effectively guide their students through the processes of science in creating new knowledge. The program enables teachers (Partners) and academic scientists (Mentors) to collaborate in the advancement of science, with the goal that both will grow professionally in the process.

For more information, view the full Partners in Science Program solicitation.


$450,000 for 3 Years

Limited Submission Requirements and Timeline:

One (1) applications per institution are permitted.

Only proposals approved by the Division of Research and Economic Development may be submitted to this program. For such approval, Principal Investigators (PIs) must first submit an email indicating interest  to by 1 PM on Friday, September 1, 2023. An additional white paper round may be conducted if necessary.

If selected to submit a full proposal, PIs must ensure that proposals meet all requirements stated in the RFP, in the announcement, and in the implementing laws and regulations related to this grant program.

Key Submission Dates:

  • 9/1/2023, by 1 PM – Email indicating interest due to We encourage you to cc your Dean for visibility as well.
  • 11/22/2023 – Full proposal due to OSP
  • 12/1/2023 – Full proposal due to M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Important Note on Requirements:

In June 2023, the Murdock Trust approved the transition to a different program delivery model. Similar to the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Sites grant, the Trust is seeking grant applications to fund research experiences for secondary science teachers on university campuses or qualified research institutions. Institutions (individually or collaboratively with other nearby institutions) can apply for a renewable three-year grant to run the research experience for three or more partnerships each year. Grantee institutions would be responsible for recruiting, supporting the partnerships through providing research opportunities and professional development, and administering the grant.

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