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Call for Applications: Near-Miss Awards

Published Date:

Due date: 4:00 PM on Friday, October 30, 2020


The goal of the Near-Miss funding program is to support the improvement of grant applications that were submitted to Federal-level agencies, but were not funded. These applications are reviewed by an ad hoc review committee appointed by the ADR.  Full guidelines are available at

In brief:  

I.       Submission of Applications: To apply for Near-Miss funding, submit one PDF file by email to Kristi Katcher at by the due date above.

         Assemble the pdf components in the following order:

  1. Near-Miss Cover Page   
  2. Application introduction (limit 2 pages maximum) explaining how the PI will use Near-Miss funds to address the concerns raised in the critique.
  3. A one-year itemized budget for a maximum of $25,000 (1 page), plus budget justification (1 page).   
  4. The critique for the original application dated on or after October 30, 2019.
  5. The original application.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Katcher at or 217/545-7936.

Donald S. Torry, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine




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