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How to Apply

Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent Due Date: July 15, 2016
  • Invitations to Submit Applications: August 5, 2016
  • Invited Applications Due Date: September 30, 2016
  • Notification Date of Acceptance: October 25, 2016
  • Start Date for Grants: November 1, 2016


  1. Letter of Intent: Due July 15, 2016
  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 September 30, 2016

  • 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