The focus of the proposals must be relevant to blockchain and its uses, and preference goes to seeding new work that uses platforms such as the open-access VeChain thor.
The available funding can be used to fund one or more projects, so as to spend out the funding. Grants are open to all Dartmouth faculty, of any rank, including the undergraduate, graduate and the professional schools.
Proposal submissions will include a research proposal, a CV for the PI, and a budget. The successful proposal will be selected by a small faculty committee; the Neukom Institute reserves the right to make no awards if it is deemed no proposals meet the thematic goals of the CFP.
There is an expectation that the grants will produce a working paper that would be posted on the Institute web site and that the paper will acknowledge VeChain's funding support. There are no other expectations from supported projects and any research developments are subject to all the usual Dartmouth College regulations with no additional strings attached to VeChain.