1.Proposals must be received by the OBM Network Grant Chair no later than January 20, 2017 at 5pm EST. Upon receipt of proposals, tthe Chair will recruit three additional readers from the current membership of the OBM Network (excluding student members) who are not affiliated with the primary researcher or faculty mentor.
2. Recommendations of the three readers will be forwarded to the Chair no later than February 24, 2017. Based on reviewer recommendations, authors may be asked to revise and clarify aspects of their proposals. All clarifications and revisions are due no later than March 24, 2017. Three possible decisions may be made for any proposal - award granted, award granted pending specific proposal revisions, and award not granted.
3. The OBM Network Director or Grant Chair will inform the applicants of the review decisions on or before March 31, 2017.
4. The primary researcher will return written acknowledgement of the award decision, including revisions if necessary, to the Chair no later than April 7, 2017.
5. The Chair or a member of the OBM Network Board of Directors will announce all awards and award all funds at the annual OBM Network business meeting held during the ABA annual convention each May.
NOTE: All grants will be up to the amount of $700. The number of grants given in any one year will be dependent upon budgetary considerations. It is possible that, due to lack of appropriate proposals, no grants may be awarded in any one year. If any proposed budget exceeds the max grant amount of $700, then the proposal must clearly state that if the grant is awarded the project can be completed as proposed even with only partial funding.