In order for an application to be submitted, each section of the application must be completed. Applications that are not in compliance with proposal instructions will be rejected out of fairness to all applicants. All attachments must be uploaded as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
The following sections are required:
- On-line data entry of general proposal information
- Upload of requested attachments into one single PDF file
1. Applicant and General Proposal Information (online data entry)
The application contains online data entry screens requesting such information as applicant contact information, education and training background, the name of the institution where the proposed work will be performed, and contact information.
2. Upload of Requested Attachments
Standard word processing software (e.g., MS Word or WordPerfect) can be used to prepare the attachments; however, all documents MUST be converted from standard word processing format to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files prior to being uploaded to the BWF Grant Application System. Applicant is required to combine the following attachments in the order listed below into ONE single PDF file.
NIH-style biographical sketch (4 pages)
Research Plan (no more than three pages)
In your research plan, talk about:
- Specific aims.
- Scope and significance of your research.
- Career development potential of the visit.
Use a standard 11- or 12-point font for the text, and no smaller than a 9- to 10-point font for figures, legends, and tables. The font size requirement for the text will be strictly enforced. Text must be single-spaced, with one-inch or larger margins on all sides. Number the pages of the research plan. Do not include a table of contents or appendices. A bibliography is not considered part of the three-page limit.
Letter from the Host
Please provide a letter from the host supporting the proposed research and visit.
Submit a biographical sketch for the individual in charge of the host laboratory.
Using the Budget Form provided, submit a detailed budget of the proposed work. Grants are not intended to support travel to domestic or international meetings, salaries/fringe benefits, equipment/computer purchases, laboratory/lecture courses, or indirect costs.
Awards will be made to North American degree-granting institutions on behalf of the named award recipients. The institutions are responsible for disbursing the funds and for maintaining adequate supporting records and receipts of expenditures.
Recipients must make their own arrangements for airfare, accommodations, meals, ground transportation, etc. through institutional procedures. Grants do not include support for the recipient's spouse or family.
BWF will allow up to $500 of the travel grant to be used to cover costs at the host's lab in addition to the supplies and materials budget. Candidates who begin travel before notification of grant approval will not receive funding. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2014. After grants are made, visits cannot be modified without permission from BWF.
Signature Page Form
Using the Signature Page Form provided, complete the information, obtain the appropriate signatures, and upload the Signature Page Form to the application. Signatures and contact information for the applicant and institutional official who will sign the Signature Page are required. This official is typically the official responsible for sponsored programs. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the institution’s name and the institutional contact is correctly entered.
Feb 1, 2013 by 4:00pm ET
Deadline has passed
CRTG sections of the grant proposal
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