JustX Faculty Grant Program

JustX Faculty Grants

JustX supports research across the campus and professional schools. This program seeks to fund both the development as well as the application of the role of computation in informing essential questions about good governance, human rights, and the relationship between governments and the governed.

Grant Information & Responsibilities

Using tools such as computer simulations, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and complex statistical analysis, initiatives supported by the center will explore a broad range of topics, many of which expose the double-edged sword of computational advances in the public and governmental sphere. The topics will include the dynamics of surveillance and safety, the protection of free speech in a time of widespread of misinformation, and the dangers—as well as the artistic possibilities—of image manipulation and creation.

Grant Proposal Submissions

The focus of all proposals must be consistent with the mission of the Wright Center and/or directly related to current activities or programs of the Center. 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).

Questions should be emailed to Wright.Center@Dartmouth.edu

Grants Size and Duration

Awards are for one year and are of two types:

  • One award of up to $40,000
  • A number of awards of up to $25,000

The expectation is that awards will be spent out within one year unless an extension is requested in writing and granted by the Center Director. The Wright Center reserves the right to make no awards if it is deemed no proposals meet the Fellowships Working Group's opinion of appropriateness.


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 center; any unused funds will revert to the Wright Center.

Account Management

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

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 Director and will be posted to the Center's web site; all working papers and/or publications must acknowledge the Susan and James Wright Center for the Study of Computation and Just Communities

  • Reporting: PI must provide to the 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


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