The Research Proposal should be a clear and concise presentation of the applicant’s proposed research.
The Proposal must include:
Provide an abstract of no more than 325 words outlining the applicant’s proposed research.
Provide a description that is single-spaced (using 11 point Arial font) and limited to 5 pages total, not including the bibliography or budget. Research 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 relevance of the proposed research to the objectives of the Research Scholars Program (see Scientific Focus section of this website)
- 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
- In an effort to maximize the research benefit of the award, indirect costs paid for under this Program may not exceed 8% of the award 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 applicant or a technician
- Salaries and fringe benefits support for mentors, post-doctoral fellows, or students may not be included
- 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 the 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.
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.