RDC Major Grants Program Application

If you need assistance with the application or if you have questions about eligibility and proposal criteria, please contact the Chair of the RDC, Dr. David Hurley at .

The RDC Major Grant application is available via the link below.  Please be aware that any application received using old forms will be returned to the applicant for resubmission.

Specific instructions for how to submit your application are located at the bottom of form and within the Guidelines document.

Be sure to follow all instructions!  Failure to do so may cause your application to be rejected.

Two templates are available below for your use in preparing your proposal in advance of filling out the online application.

      Word template - for use in preparing your proposal narrative text
                               (the online application form does not spell-check)

      Excel template - for use in preparing your budget
                                  (the online application form does not auto-calculate)

   Keys to Success - please read


  • In order to be able to fill out, save and submit the online RDC application, you must use Adobe Reader or Acrobat 8.0 or greater.  You can download the latest Adobe Reader from http://get.adobe.com/reader/ 
  • If you use any other PDF viewer, such as Apple Preview or Google Chrome PDF viewer, etc., you will likely not be able to submit the PDF form - clicking the submit button will do nothing. Additionally, required fields, character limits, and formatting, etc. may not work correctly.  Make sure you tell anyone entering information into the RDC application to use Adobe Reader or Acrobat to fill out the form, otherwise they may run into any number of problems.

  • Please test whether your system is compatible with Adobe Forms Central forms with this trial form 
  • You may wish to preview the new online application in .PDF format to get an idea of what it looks like.   Note:  this is NOT the actual application for you to fill in.


Go to the online  RDC Major Grant Application Form
           posted:  February 10, 2015


The deadline for submitting a FY2016 Major Grant Application is 4:30 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015.



"The Art of Applying
for an RDC Grant"

a video of Dr. David Hurley
speaking to the
College of Public Health