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How to Apply

Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent Due Date: February 9, 2015
  • Invitations to Submit Applications: March 9, 2015
  • Invited Applications Due Date: May 4, 2015
  • Notification Date of Acceptance: June 15, 2015
  • Start Date for Grants: July 1, 2015


  1. Letter of Intent: Due February 9, 2015
  2. Selected proposals will be invited to submit an application

Requirements – PHS 398, NIH Format (Arial, 11 point type only)
Please submit a completed pdf version of the invited application to no later than April 28, 2014. 

  • NIH Face Page
  • Project Summary/Relevance/Project-Performance Site
  • Scientific Key Personnel
  • Table of Contents
  • Detailed Budget (no equipment) $30,000 for one year
  • Four-page Biographical Sketch
  • Brief (5 page limit) Proposal with Introduction, Specific Aim(s), Research Strategy
  • Bibliography (not included in 5 page limit)
  • Resources
  • Checklist
  • Letter of support from the applicant’s department.

Questions?  Call Lynne Jones, PhD at 443-444-5906 or email the above email address.

Funding: You will be notified in writing about the funding decision.

Post-award Requirement: You will be required to submit a final report within 30 days after the expiration of the term of your project.  You are also expected to present the results of your research at the annual Center symposium.

Read the complete policies and procedures for more information about how to apply