The Research Proposal should be a clear and concise presentation of the applicant's proposed research. It is highly recommended that the applicant's Division Chief or Department Chair review the proposal before it is submitted.
The proposal must include:
Provide an abstract of no more than 325 words outlining the applicant's proposed research.
Proposal must be single-spaced (using 11 point Arial font or larger) and limited to 5 pages total, not including the bibliography or budget. At least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) should be used for all pages. No information should be written in the margins. Applications with proposals over 5 pages will not be accepted. Please add your bibliography to your proposal but do not include those pages in the 5-page limitation.
The proposal must include:
- Title of the proposed research
- Description of research objectives, including relevant literature, specific aims, study design, methodology, data, and projected results
- Discussion of the innovation of the proposed research to cardiovascular disease
- Description of analytical methods (figures and tables should be included in the body of the text, where applicable)
- Description of potential research challenges and possible approaches for overcoming them
- Description of relevant past work by the applicant, including joint collaborations and references
- To maximize the research benefit of the award, the Program encourages that every effort be made to minimize the utilization of the award to cover indirect costs. Indirect costs paid for under this Program may not exceed 10% and are included as part of the budget, not as an addition to the value of the award.
- The applicant may allocate up to $50,000 per year in salary and fringe benefits support for the researcher, technician, and/or collaborator (which may or may not include a post-doctoral fellow or student)
- Supplies such as disposables, chemicals, reagent kits, animals, etc, may be included
- Equipment purchases with a single item value of greater than $2,500 may not be included
- Up to $1,500 per year for applicant's travel to a scientific meeting for presentation of data may be included
If the research project includes investigations on human subjects, a copy of the submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) must be submitted prior to award,but is not required at the time of application. Award will be contingent upon IRB approval.
If the research project involves laboratory animals, researcher must certify that he/she will comply with all laws and regulations pertaining to care and use of animals in research prior to award.