Hubert and Richard Hanlon Trust Invites Research Proposals

The in Wichita, Kansas, funds studies and research on the causes, prevention, and cure of alcohol dependency and abuse as well as the development of effective methods of prevention, treatment, and a cure for such conditions. In support of this mission, the trust makes annual distributions of income to not-for-profit hospitals, universities, schools, foundations, and rehabilitation centers engaged in such research.

The trust is currently seeking proposals for eligible research studies or other projects in furtherance of its mission. Priority will be given to research projects of two years in length, but the trust will consider projects of up to three years. Based on historical market returns, the trust anticipates being able to distribute a grant of approximately $100,000 a year for an eligible study. The initial grant will be disbursed shortly before December 31, 2019, for use any time during the following calendar year(s).

Applications containing the following basic information are due by June 30, 2019:

  • name(s) of the principal researcher(s) and institution(s) sponsoring the research;
  • a curriculum vitae of the principal researcher(s), including a listing of research publications;
  • a short abstract of the nature of the research, what the research might demonstrate, and how such results would advance the state of the current science in the field;
  • a basic budget that includes the anticipated costs of the project, a projection of expenditures, and any other sources of funding. The budget should reasonably be itemized (salaries, lab supplies, travel expenses, etc.) as nearly as possible;
  • an agreement that the following acknowledgement will appear in any publication of the research supported by the grant: "This research was supported by a grant from the Hubert and Richard Hanlon Trust"; and
  • an agreement that the principal researcher(s) will provide the trust a preliminary report thirty days after the end of each grant year and a final report within forty-five days after the last year of the grant summarizing the findings and conclusions of the researcher.

It is the policy of the trust that no more than 10 percent of the total amount of any funds granted be used for the payment of facilities, administration, and other indirect costs (“F&A”) associated with a study or research grant.

To be eligible for the grant, the principal investigator’s sponsoring institution must be a nonprofit institution or organization in the United States or Canada. Researchers need not be U.S. citizens.

To submit an application, send the application and any supporting documentation to:

Roger L. Theis

Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chartered

300 N. Mead, Suite 200

Wichita, KS 67202

Questions may be directed to Mr. Theis at [email protected], but the trust asks that applications not be submitted by email.


Deadline: May 31, 2019