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Fillable Printable Letter of Intent Instructions & Form

Fillable Printable Letter of Intent Instructions & Form

Letter of Intent Instructions & Form

Letter of Intent Instructions & Form

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CCF!RESEARCH!GRANT!APPLICATION!
2015!LETTER!OF!INTENT!INSTRUCTIONS!&!FORM!
The$Children’s$Cardiomyopathy$Foundation$(CCF)’s$Research$Grant$Program!has$a$two =step $application$
process.$A$letter$of$intent$is$required$in$advance$of$submitting$a$full$grant$application.$The$2015$deadline$for$
letters$of$intent$is$Friday,$June$12$by$5:00$p.m.$eastern$standard$time.$
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The$following$instructions$are$for$investigators$who$are$interested$in$being$considered$for$CCF’s$Research$
Grant$Program.$Only$investigators$who$have$submitted$a$letter$of$intent$and$have$been$invited$by$CCF$to$
subm it$a$formal$grant$application$w ill$be$considered$for$funding.$$
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Letter!of!Intent!Requirements!
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The$letter$of$intent$is$designed$to$provide$a$general$overview$of$the$proposed$research$study$with$sufficient$
detail$to$allow$for$the$evaluation$of$the$scientific$merit$and$feasibility$of$the$study.$Two$pages$(letter$of$
inte n t$fo rm$an d $re se ar ch $a b str ac t)$a re $req u ire d$fo r$su bm ission$ an d$the$remaining$pages$(biographical$sketch$
and$publication$list)$are$optional.$$
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The$documents$should$be$in$the$following$fo rm a t:$single=sided,$single=space d,$Calibri$12=point$font,$1=inch $
margins$all$around$and$with$page$numbers$at$the$bottom .$The$lette r$o f$in te n t$s h o u ld $inc lu d e $th e$fo llo win g:$
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1. Letter!of!Intent!Form$(1$page )$
The$provided$cover$sheet$shou ld$be$com pleted $and$signed .$
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2. Research!Abstract$(1$pag e)$
The$abstract$should$summarize$the$research$project$and$describe$what$issue(s)$the$study$addresses,$
the$stud y’s$spe cific$aim s,$releva nt$literatu re$or$p rior$rese arch ,$how $the$study$will$be$conducted$and$
evaluated,$and$why$the$work$is$important$to$furthering $kn owledge$abou t$pediatric$cardiomyopathy$
or$improving$the$treatment$of$children$with$the$disease.$
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3. Supporting!Documents$$
The$following$supporting$documents$are$optional$but$may$be$subm itted$with$the$letter$of$intent$and$
researc h$ab strac t.$
Biographical$sketch:$This$should$include$education$and$training$in$c h ro n o lo g ica l$o rd er ,$
positions$and$honors$in$chronological$order,$and$past$and$current$research$support$for$the$
past$three$years.$The$NIH$biosketch$format$is$pref err ed .$A n $exam ple$can$be$downloaded$
from $http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/biosketchsample.pdf.$
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Relevant$publications:$This$sh ould$be$a$short=lis t$o f$peer=rev iew ed $publications$from $th e$p ast$
5$years$that$are$relevant$to$the$proposed$research$top ic.$
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Letter!of!Intent!Submission!
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A$PDF$copy$of$the$letter$of$intent$and$supporting$documents$should$be $electronically$submitted$(email)$to$
lyue @childrenscardiomyopathy.org$no$later$than$Friday,$June$12,$2015$by$5:00$p.m.$eastern$standard$tim e .$
All$documents$(signe d$lette r$of$in ten t,$resea rch $ab stract$a nd $su pp o rting $do cu m e nts )$sh ould$be $merged$into$
one$pdf$file$before$sending.,PD F $files $sh ou ld $b e$sa ve d $as $LOI_inv es tig at o r$firs t$an d $la st $name_institution_$
2015.”$$An$example$would$be$to$nam e$the$file$“LOI_John$Smith_Un iv$of$Miami_2015$
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No$extensions$of$the$deadline$can$be$made.$Once$submitted,$a$confirmation$email$will$be$sent$to $the$
inve st iga to r.$For$questions$about$submitting$a$letter$o f$intent,$plea s e$c o n t a ct $Lisa$Yue,$CC F $F o u ndin g $
Executive$Director,$at$l[email protected] childrenscardiomyopathy$or$866=808= 2873,$ext$901.$
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Review!&!Notification!Process!
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Each$letter$of$intent$is$carefully$re view e d$by $CCF’s$me d ic a l$a d v isors$a n d $C C F ’s $P re si d e n t$a n d $E x e c u tiv e $
Director$to$determ ine $if$th e$p ro je ct $is$in $lin e$with $CCF’s$rese arch $criteria$and$priorities.$Preference$will$be$
given$to$stu dies$on$primary$cardio myo pathy$and$where$no$other$funding$organization$exists$for$the$form$of$
cardiomyo pathy$being$studied.$Inv es tig at o rs$will$be$notified$by$email$no$later$than$Ju ly$24,$20 1 5 $on$whether$
they$ha ve $bee n$ap pro ve d$to$su bm it$a$fu ll$grant$ap plicatio n.$For$eligible$investigators,$the$submission$
deadline$for$full$grant$ap p lica tions$is$Friday,$Septem ber$4,$2015$by$5:00$p.m.$eastern$standard$time $
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All$decisions$made$by$CCF$are$final$and$are$not$subject$to$appeal.$
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2015%LETTER%OF%INTENT%FORM%FOR%CCF%RESEARCH%GRANT %
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RESEARCH%INFORM ATION%
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Title!of!Research!Project:__________________________________________________________________________!
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Type!of!Research:! ! !!Basic!!!!!!!!!!!!Clinical!!!!!!!!!!!!Population/Epidemiologic!!!!!!!!!!!!Translational!
Research!Involvement:! ! !!Human!Subjects!!!!!!!!!!!!Animal!Subjects!!!!!!!!!!!!Biohazards!
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APPLICANT%INFORMATION%
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Principal!Investigator!Name!(First,!MI,!Last)!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
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Title! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Degree(s)!
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Instit u tio n ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Division/Department!
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Mailing!Address!
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Phone! ! ! ! Fax! ! ! ! ENmail!
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RESEARCH%PROJECT%BUDGET%
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Total!research!project!budget:! ! ! ! $!_________________________!
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CCF!funding!requested!($50,00 0!m ax im u m ):! ! $!_________________________!
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Budget!Components:!___________________________________________________________________________ !
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____________________________________________________________________________________________!
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APPLICANT’S%STATEMENT%
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I!certif y!that!th e !in fo r matio n !c o n ta in e d !in!this !le tte r!o f!in te n t!subm ission!is!a c cu ra te!a nd !not!misleading.!I!have!
read!C CF ’s!letter!of!in tent!instructions!and!grant!guidelines!and!understand!CCF’s!research!gran t!application!
process.!
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Applicant’s!Signature:!___________________________________________________!
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Date:!_______________________!
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