Empowering People through Behavioral Science

Other Terms and Conditions

  1. Cost Reimbursement Award: While awards are funded by the John Templeton Foundation, all decisions are made by The University of Chicago. Awards are managed by The University of Chicago on a cost-reimbursable basis.
  2. Authority to Bind Principal Investigator (PI) into Contract: Each PI must provide full name, title, institution affiliation, and address including country. Failure to manually sign your proposal on its cover sheet may disqualify it.
  3. Additional Requirements for Submission of Full Proposal: If, upon invitation, you wish to submit a full proposal for this RFP, the Principal Investigator must agree to attend the capstone conference for the New Paths to Purpose project (Spring 2015). The Principal Investigator’s attendance and active participation in that conference are thus required in order to proceed to the final stage of the competition. Furthermore, if you become a grantee, funds received are contingent upon the Principal Investigator’s attendance and active participation in a mandatory meeting of the New Paths to Purpose Research Network (Spring 2014). Note: Although project administrators will provide funds to assist the Principal Investigator in attending these two events, the Principal Investigator is ultimately responsible for all costs of attendance. As part of your project budget, you may request funds to help offset these costs, and to support the lodging and travel of co-investigators to those events as well.

    If you know that you will be unable to attend either the capstone conference or the research network meeting, please contact us immediately to forward your acknowledgment of No Proposal Submitted.

  4. No Proposal Submitted: If, upon invitation, you decline to submit a full proposal for this RFP, please forward your acknowledgment of No Proposal Submitted by sending an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  5. Notification of Withdrawal: Full proposals may be withdrawn by the applicant prior to the date and time specified for submissions with a formal written notice by an authorized representative of the PI. Proposals submitted will become the property of The University of Chicago after the RFP submission deadline.
  6. Right of Rejection: The Project Leaders reserve the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any informalities or irregularities in proposals, and/or to negotiate separately the terms and conditions of all or any part of the proposals as determined to be in The University of Chicago’s best interests in its sole discretion.
  7. Photography and Video Recording: During the capstone conference and the mandatory New Paths to Purpose Research Network meeting, staff of The University of Chicago may want to photograph or videotape you for use in publications, press releases, and/or for content on the New Paths to Purpose website. In submitting a full proposal and continuing in this grant competition, event attendees grant permission to University of Chicago staff to take photographs and video recordings, and agree with the University’s right to use, distribute, copy and edit recordings, in whole or in part, in any form of media for non-commercial, educational, or programmatic purposes.
  8. Additional Information Requested: Please notify us if you, as a Principal Investigator, and/or your affiliated research administration has been cited and/or fined within the last five (5) years by any Federal, State, or Local regulatory agency. To notify us, please append a page to your project description, containing the following information: Date of the citation or fine; Identity of the agency issuing the citation or fine; Description of the violation; and Final rulings of the agency. Note: Applicants who are debarred from federal funding/contracts/awards are not eligible for funding through this grant competition.
  9. Advice of Omission or Misstatement: In the event that it is evident to a PI responding to this RFP that The University of Chicago has omitted or misstated a material requirement of this RFP and/or the services required by this RFP, the responding PI shall advise project administrators of such omission or misstatement by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  10. Cost of Preparation: The University of Chicago will not pay any costs incurred in the full proposal preparation, printing, or demonstration process. All costs shall be borne by the Principal Investigator of the proposed project.
  11. Quarterly Progress Reports: Every three months, Principal Investigators are required to submit brief reports detailing progress on their funded projects. Formatting and content guidelines for these reports, as well as a schedule of due dates will be provided with the grant agreement. Payments may be withheld in the event that the Principal Investigator fails to submit appropriate and timely reporting.


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