The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, including probability and stochastic processes. The Fund was created in 1997 by an endowment established by the late Hopkins Professor Emeritus Acheson Duncan, a pioneer in research and application of quality control and industrial statistics.
Proposals may be submitted only by members of the statistics faculty in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics. Only students, faculty, and alumni throughout Hopkins are eligible for funding with the sponsorship of such a statistics faculty member.
Items funded might include, but are not limited to, travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants, and seed money for new research. Most grants from the Fund are smaller than $5000.
Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than two single-sided pages, and provide itemized expense estimates. Proposals may be submitted at any time. Proposals must be submitted to Ms. Sandy Kirt, by email (a Word or PDF file attached) to email@example.com or by hardcopy to her at the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics, 100 Whitehead Hall.
Acknowledgment of Support
Support from the Duncan Fund must be acknowledged in any talk or article produced with support from a Duncan Fund grant.
A brief final report, listing the major activity and results under the grant, listing any lectures presented, papers submitted, and grant proposals submitted, is due within one month of the expiration date for the grant.
A faculty member may not submit a proposal to the Duncan Fund if he or she has not submitted a final report on a Duncan grant that has expired.