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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Newton's List

Do you have General Questions?
Do you have questions about being an Applicant?
Do you have questions about being a Funding Organization?

General Questions
 

What is Newton’s list?
Newton’s List seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a forum for grantseekers and funders. The site is a free resource open to individuals searching for international funding and organizations looking to market their grants to an international audience. Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton’s List is a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields.

 

Whom do I contact if I have questions about Newton’s List?
Contact the Newton’s List administrator at newtonslist@crdfglobal.org for questions specific to the Newton’s List website.
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Click “Contact Us” at the top of the page.

 

If I see false information, misconduct, or abuse, what should I do?
Newton’s List staff monitor the website continuously for quality assurance. However, if you discover falsified information or abuse, please contact the Newton’s List administrator at newtonslist@crdfglobal.org.

 

Applicant Questions
 

How do I search for opportunities?
Click the “Search for Opportunities” tab at the top of the website. You may search by keyword, discipline, funding opportunity type, country, eligible applicants, deadline, or posting date. Once you have entered your criteria, click the “Search” button at the bottom to generate results. If you would like to view all current funding opportunities on Newton’s List, leave the search criteria blank and click “Search”.
If your search returns few or no results, you may want to start over using expanded criteria. Alternately, if your search returns too many results you may want to use the filters available on the left of the search results page or narrow your criteria in a new search.

 

How do I apply for an opportunity?
Click the “Visit the Full Announcement” in the search results view or the “Apply now” in the details view. You will be redirected to the funding organization’s webpage announcement where you will find instructions on how to submit your applications.
Note: Applicants should NOT apply for an opportunity on Newton’s List directly. Newton’s List is a free resource where applicants can search for opportunities and be directed to the funding organization’s website to apply. Newton's List staff does not accept applications on behalf of funding organizations.

 

How much does it cost to apply for an opportunity on Newton’s List?
Newton’s List is a free resource to search for collaborative international science funding opportunities and should be used only as an informational tool. We encourage you to visit the full posting on the funder’s website and to submit an application according to the guidelines posted for each opportunity.

 

I have a question about an opportunity I see on Newton’s List. Whom do I contact?
Click the “Visit the Full Announcement” in the search results view or the “Apply now” button in the details view. You will be redirected to the funding organization’s website where you can view contact information for the specific funding opportunity.
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Click the “Funding Organizations” box at the top-right of the page to view a list of all funding organizations registered with Newton’s List (listed alphabetically). Click on any organization to view their profile with their contact information.

 

How often are new funding opportunities posted?
Newton’s List is a user-driven site that relies on funding organizations and other science professionals for its content. New opportunities are submitted by funding organizations and users and posted once they are reviewed/approved by Newton’s List staff.

 

How do I only view new opportunities?
If you are looking for the newest posts, you can do a search by posting date.
You will also see a list of the latest funding opportunities posted at the bottom of the home page.

 

How do I receive notifications about new funding opportunities on Newton’s List?
Please sign up for the RSS feed located on the home page, which will alert you when new funding opportunities are posted.

 

Do I need an account to search for opportunities on Newton’s List?
No. All posted opportunities are open to the public.

 

How are search results ranked or sorted?
By default, search results are ranked first in order of relevance by keyword and other selected search fields, and second by the earliest deadline. If you do not select any search criteria, you will generate a list of all active funding opportunities with those opportunities with the deadline closest to today’s date at the top of the page. To change the deadline order in which they appear, click the “Sort by” drop-down menu to toggle between “Deadline – Earliest First” and “Deadline – Latest First”.

 

How do I refine my search?
After running a search, you can modify your results by changing any of the filters on the left side of the page and then click “Filter” at the bottom to refresh the search.

 

I do not see my scientific discipline in the drop-down menu.
Newton’s List is open to funding opportunities related to one or more of the following: natural sciences, engineering/technology, STEM education, and social sciences. Unfortunately, we do not accept opportunities in biomedical sciences, humanities, or applied research. Disciplines on Newton's List are listed according to the OECD’s Frascati Manual (excluding those listed under “Medical and Health Sciences” and “Humanities”).

 

My search does not generate any results.
If your search returns few or no results, you may want to start over using expanded criteria.

 

My search generates too many results.
If your search returns too many results you may want to use the filter you results or narrow your criteria in a new search.

 

How do I save my searches?
This feature is currently not available for Newton’s List users, but may be an option in the future.

 

Funder Questions
 

What organizations can post on Newton’s List?
All organizations that provide funding opportunities for international research collaboration are eligible to post and link their opportunities on Newton’s List. This includes, but is not limited to: research grants, post-doc fellowships, scholarships, and travel grants. Please note that for the purposes of Newton’s List, “international collaboration” must involve two or more countries. For instance, if a funding organization in the United Kingdom is offering a research grant open to scientists in the U.S. then that would be appropriate for the site. A U.S. university posting an opportunity open to only U.S. researchers would not be appropriate; nor would a scholarship for a semester study abroad if there is no research component to it. Newton's List staff reserve the right to decline postings that are not in line with its stated mission and objectives.

 

How much does it cost to post an opportunity on Newton’s List?
Newton’s list is a completely free resource for funding organizations and other interested users to post collaborative international research opportunities.

 

Do I need an account to post opportunities on Newton’s list?
No. Newton’s List is open to funding agencies and other interested parties free of charge. Funding opportunities may be submitted by anyone as long as they are in line with the site’s mission.

 

What information is private?
If you have questions about how Newton's List treats information you provide to the site, please review our Privacy Policy.

 

How do I post an opportunity to Newton’s List?
To submit an opportunity, please click the “Post a Funding Opportunity” at the top of the website. Complete all fields and then click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Please note that funding opportunities are reviewed by Newton’s List staff for quality assurance before they are available on the site. You should allow 1-2 business days for your opportunity to appear on the list of current funding opportunities.

 

Do I need to provide an Application URL with every posted opportunity?
Yes. Grantseekers do not apply to a grant through Newton’s List. Rather, they are redirected to the organization’s website for more information on how to apply.

 

I do not see the correct scientific discipline in the drop-down menu.
Newton’s List is open to funding opportunities related to one or more of the following: natural sciences, engineering/technology, agricultural sciences or social sciences. Unfortunately, we do not accept opportunities in biomedical sciences, humanities, or applied research. Please choose the discipline closest to yours.
Disciplines on Newton's List are listed according to the OECD’s Frascati Manual (excluding those listed under “Medical and Health Sciences” and “Humanities”).

 

My opportunity does not have a deadline because applications are accepted on a rolling basis. What should I do?
If your opportunity does not have a specific deadline or accepts applications on a rolling basis, please check the box underneath the "Deadline" field that reads "This opportunity has a rolling deadline." Such entries will be allowed to remain on the site for one year from the date it is approved. After one year, the post will be removed automatically. Opportunities that will continue past the one-year mark should be resubmitted upon expiration.

 

I received an error message after clicking "Submit." Why did this happen?
First, please ensure that all required fields (those marked with an asterisk *) have been completed.
If you still receive an error message upon submitting it may be because of the way in which text was entered into the "Description" field. The text editor may sometimes experience problems if information is cut/pasted from a website or Word document. Please close your browser, and re-open a new browser window with Newton's List. When you are back at the "Post a Funding Opportunities" page, we recommend copying text from a .txt or .rtf file to ensure proper submission.
If you continue to experience difficulties submitting your information, please contact an Administrator at newtonslist@crdfglobal.org.
 

Where is my post?
After you submit an opportunity, a Newton’s List administrator will review your post for approval within 2 business days.
After it has been approved, users can search for it when they Search for Opportunities. Posts whose deadlines have passed will only appear under the “Expired Opportunities” tab of funding organization.
Posts that have been declined by the Administrator will not appear.

 

I do not see my opportunity posted on the site.
Please wait 2 business days for a Newton’s List administrator will review/approve your post.
Click on the “Funding Organizations” tab at the top of the website to view a list of all funding organizations that have posted on Newton’s List. Select the organization that you indicated when you submitted your post.  All organizations will be listed alphabetically.
If your opportunity appears in the “Current Opportunities” tab, then it was approved and can be searched for when you Search for Opportunities.
If your opportunity appears in the “Expired Opportunities” tab, deadline entered has already passed.
If the opportunity does not appear in either tab, it may have been declined by the Newton’s List Administrator. Please send an inquiry to Newton’s List staff at newtsonlist@crdfglobal.org.  

 

How do I edit my post after I submit?
If you discover an error in your post after it has been approved, please contact the Newton’s List Administrator (newtonslist@crdfglobal.org) to request a change.

 

How do I delete a post before the application deadline?
If your posting is discontinued or no longer valid prior to the specified deadline, please contact the Newton’s List Administrator (newtonslist@crdfglobal.org) to request that the post be removed.

 

Why was my post declined or deleted?
The administrators of Newton’s List reserve the right to remove inappropriate or false content that violates its terms of use or any content judged not to fit the mission of the site.
If you feel your post should not have been deleted or rejected, please contact the Newton’s List administrator at newtonslist@crdfglobal.org.

 

Can I re-post an old opportunity?
You cannot re-activate an expired opportunity. You must re-post it as a new opportunity, whereby it will be subjected to the same review as the previous opportunity.

 

Do I have to remove my post after the deadline?
A post will be archived at 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline date specified in the post. After the deadline, you will only be able to see the post by viewing the “Expired Opportunities” tab under the funding organization’s profile. Expired posts can also be searched for by using “Posting Date – Before” field in the search menu.

 

How can I link my funding opportunity to its respective Funding Organization entry?
Newton’s List staff review/approve all posts before they are published on Newton’s List and they will link opportunities to their respective Funding Organizations. Once the post is approved, it will appear under the organization’s profile.

 

How do I update the Funding Organization profile information?
If you discover an error in the Funding Organization’s profile, please contact the Newton’s List Administrator (newtonslist@crdfglobal.org) to request a change. Newton’s List staff will only accept update requests from a member of that Funding Organization’s staff.