Deadline Extension for Tufts Springboard & Tufts Initiative on Substance Use/Addiction Proposal Submissions

As a follow-up to yesterday’s COVID-19: Research Continuity message, the deadlines for both Tufts Springboard, Tufts’ 3-tiered grant program, and Tufts Initiative on Substance Use & Addiction have been extended from Monday, March 16th,  to Monday, March 30th.

NB: 2 points of clarification to the original announcements:

  1. Tufts Springboard Tier 1 application should target opportunities that will bring $1M per year to Tufts;
  2. All applications should include an abbreviated CV or NIH-style biosketch of no more than 5 single-spaced pages per person.

Tufts Springboard

As the next generation of Tufts Collaborates and Innovates programs, Tufts Springboard reflects a desire to create a thriving ecosystem, advancing research, scholarship, as well as innovation in teaching and learning at multiple stages of magnitude. Supported projects are expected to catalyze sustainable initiatives across schools and programs and lead to further opportunities for internal and external funding.

 Tier 1 (awards up to $50K) is meant to advance large collaborative efforts, build critical mass, and position Tufts to have the highest possible impact and win large center or multidisciplinary grants that will bring $1M per year to Tufts.

Tier 2 (awards up to $25K) supports field-defining and ambitious research projects that will give rise to long-term research, scholarship, and educational endeavors.

Tier 3 (awards up to $10K) can be used for a variety of research, scholarship, and educational innovation.

For more information about the program, please visit the Springboard’s website. Inquiries may be directed to

Tufts Initiative on Substance Use & Addiction
Tufts Initiative on Substance Use and Addiction, a new source of seed funding to sponsor research, scholarship, educational, and community-based civic engagement aimed at the prevention and treatment of addiction and substance use. Underwritten by a $3M endowment, efforts supported by this fund will establish sustainable efforts using Tufts’ unique constellation of Schools and resources in civic engagement, education, and research to help the countless individuals and families who have suffered as a result of substance use and addition.

Awards will range from $500 to $25,000.  For more information about the program, please visit the initiative’s website. Inquiries may be directed to