CompX Faculty Grants

CompX supports computational research across the campus and professional schools. This program seeks to fund both the development of novel computational techniques as well as the application of computational methods to problems in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts.

Grant Information & Responsibilities

Grant Proposal Submissions

The focus of all proposals must be consistent with the mission of the Institute and/or directly related to current activities or programs of the Institute. Preference goes to funding for seeding new work (with keen attention paid to its potential and "risk-reward" ratio), but funding is also available to assist continuation of on-going research. In the latter case, the proposal must show current funding, focus and purpose of research, indicate why additional funding is being sought and expected outcome. Funds can also be used to hire student research assistants, to develop new programs or specific courses or develop or purchase specific teaching aid(s) or material(s). Note that these are not training grants, and will not provide full support for either graduate students or postdocs. In some cases partial support can be provided.

Grants Size and Duration

Budgets should not exceed $40,000. Funds are meant to be spent out in one year.


Grants are open to all Dartmouth faculty, of any rank, including the undergraduate, graduate and the professional schools. Collaborators may be from Dartmouth or outside the campus and may include undergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty and independent scholars. Funds may not be used for PI salary. Preference may be given to faculty who have not received funding from any other Dartmouth source within the past three (3) years.

Budget Responsibility

PI is responsible for budget and account oversight and all activities must conform to approved budget unless variance is requested and approved in writing; overages will be sole responsibility of the PI and not the institute; any unused funds will revert to the Institute.

Account Management

PI has sole responsibility but must be coordinated through the Institute including notification of all expenditures and documentation/receipts for same must be provided to the Institute.

Grant Completion

Grant will be considered complete and eligibility for future possible funding is contingent upon all of the following:

  • Working Papers and Publications: All grants must produce a working paper that is supplied by the PI to the Institute Director and will be posted to the Institute's web site; all working papers and/or publications must acknowledge the William H. Neukom 1964 Institute for Computational Science

  • Reporting: PI must provide to the Institute Director a project report and financial summary within 60 days of the end of the grant period.


  •     Proposals Due: March 15, 2024
  •     Notification of Awards: Start of Spring Term

Please email the Neukom Institute with any questions.


Due to a technical issue, we have taken down our webform grant application and replaced the application process with a new CompX application form.

If you submitted an application before February 20, 2024 please resubmit your proposal.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.