Listed by Agency

Limited Submissions - Listed by Agency

Alaska State Council on the Arts

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

The Compton Foundation

Laird Norton Foundation

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Only one proposal from UAF can be considered at a time for the Murdock Research Application.

2012 Applications

The Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) is looking for proposals to submit to the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for research equipment. The request must be for one or more pieces of large equipment intended primarily to support research activities at UAF. For this initial round in 2012, the VCR is requesting internal pre-proposals for both categories. Murdock also typically requires a 1:1 cost share commitment with the equipment request. These funds will need to be secured by the proposing department and worked out with the VCR prior to a full submission to Murdock, if the pre-proposal is chosen to go forward.

By close of business, February 15, 2012, please submit a 1-2 page pre-proposal outlining the following:

  • Model and description of each equipment item and a reason why that particular brand has been chosen;
  • Justify the need for major equipment if the same or similar equipment is already available on campus;
  • Identify where this equipment will reside, how it will be maintained, and how many researchers and students will be using the equipment; and
  • Equipment costs, including a justification and vendor quotes.
  • The following criteria will also be considered when assessing this pre-proposal, and should be addressed:
  • Centrality of the equipment to the UAF research mission;
  • The clarity of the budget narrative including a detailed description of the cost share commitment;
  • Demonstration of shared/interdisciplinary use;
  • Essential to a key program at UAF;
  • Full funds to purchase the equipment are not potentially available from another source; and
  • Partial cost sharing by unit Dean/Director to demonstrate commitment to acquisition.
Pre-proposals should be emailed in Word or PDF format to both the UAF Office of Sponsored Programs ( and to Vice Chancellor for Research Mark Myers ( by close of business February 15, 2012.


National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Rasumson Foundation

In an ongoing effort to improve the proposal submission process, and to ensure that all proposals submitted to the Rasmuson Foundation are aligned with Statewide and/or university priorities, the UA Foundation has updated the Rasmuson Foundation proposals page on its website. This webpage is your guide to the internal processes of the UA Foundation and the university as well as the external processes of the Rasmuson Foundation. You will find all the information you need here:

Upon request of the Rasmuson Foundation, the UA Foundation coordinates all proposal submissions. This has simplified the submission process for UA campuses and departments and allows us to track activity to ensure reports are submitted in a timely manner – a critical element of donor stewardship.

In addition to outlining the process for Tier 1 proposal and Tier 2 letter of inquiry (LOI) submissions, the UA Foundation has created two internal clearance forms that are required to be submitted to the UA Foundation. The purpose of instituting these forms is to make sure all UA stakeholders are aware of the projects and programs being presented to the Rasmuson Foundation, and that submissions are approved by both campus and university leadership. The University’s relationship with the Rasmuson Foundation is vitally important and we have crafted this process based on discussions and feedback with the donor to maintain the highest level of communication and understanding. 

If you feel that there is a project or program that is within the Rasmuson Foundation funding criteria, please go the UA Foundation’s Rasmuson Foundation proposal webpage to review the process and determine next-steps. 

Please direct any questions to Megan Riebe, Associate Vice President of Development & Executive Director of the UA Foundation (, 907-786-7746).

W.M. Keck Foundation