Frequently Asked Questions about Rural Innovation RFP
Q: Will you accept proposals from outside the Northeast region?
A: Yes, all US research institutions are eligible, including Land-Grant and non-Land-Grant institutions.
Q: Are the REIS respondents' locations identified?
A: Yes, there is a county fips code in the data set
Q: Will the funders consider proposals that use outside data sources?
A: This RFA is specifically designed to analyze the REIS data.
Q: What budget form should I use in my proposal?
A: The Research & Related Budget form is available here from Grants.gov. Please note, you will need to open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Q: The RFP says access to data will be covered. Will this access include more than one researcher?
A: The NORC data enclave allows access from a dedicated site for approved researchers (e.g., the approved researcher’s office). Data downloads are not allowed. NORC charges a nominal fee for more than one site at an institution. This fee can be accommodated in the project budget. If there is a colleague at another institution, then that would require an additional $5,200 access charge — an extra charge that could be incorporated in the proposed budget, as ERS will not cover multiple institutional access fees for a single project.