The Application Process

The application process has three phases:

Three Phases to Submit

PHASE 1 – Letter of Intent

The Letter of Intent is brief and to the point. It should cover:
• The scope of your project and its relevance to type 1 diabetes
• An outline of your experimental plan and a feasibility assessment
• Why your project is novel
• Your qualifications to perform the study
• Why you believe the proposal merits funding
The Letter of Intent is restricted to one typed page, single-spaced in 11 point Arial font.
We will let you know the results of your Letter of Intent review within two weeks. If your Letter of Intent is not approved, we encourage you to submit a new one, explaining how the modified research proposal differs from the original. If it is approved, you will be invited to proceed to Phase 2 – Grant Application.

PHASE 2 – Grant Application

Diabetes Research Connection only accepts Grant Applications from scientists whose Letters of Intent have been approved by our Scientific Review Committee. You have four weeks to submit your Grant Application. If you are awaiting IRB approval and need more time, let us know as soon as possible.
Your Grant Application should consist of the following:

• Hypothesis – what do you propose to do?
• Background and rationale for the project
• Experimental plan

The Grant Application is restricted to three (3) letter-size pages, single-spaced in 11 point Arial font. You should put your budget, citations, and CV in separate attachments where indicated.
We will let you know the results of your Grant Application review within four weeks. If your Grant Application is not approved, you may receive a short critique to help guide a re-submission and/or future applications. If it is approved, you will be invited to proceed to Phase 3 – Website Presentation.

PHASE 3 – Website Presentation

The Website Presentation is simple. All we need is a photo of you and a brief explanation of the project and what the intended results are for the project.

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