Answer: No more than one application may be submitted in the current grant review cycle.
Answer: A Sponsor can be named on the application of another applicant in the same lab so long as the other applicant is NOT applying to the same sub-category.
Answer: Yes; there is no limit on the number of Scholars one can Sponsor, even while also sponsoring a Fellow or Special Fellow.
Answer: No, this grant does not cover tuition or research costs. This grant only supports salary.
Answer: Any justification considered by LLS and the review panel is very narrow, and includes family leave, serious personal illness, and/or military service. There may be limited circumstances that will be considered beyond those listed, but they must be of a similar level of significance. Examples of unacceptable justification include extra time spent in your thesis advisor’s laboratory for any reason, or personal reasons beyond those listed above. This section may also be used to concisely explain your training history, particularly when it is complicated or does not reflect the system used in the USA.
Answer: Yes, the two terms are synonymous.
Answer: Yes, both salary and fringe count as direct costs.
Answer: No, all Applicants must use single-spaced text and Times New Roman 12 pt. Margins are preset in the template and must remain as is. The Applicant's name should be typed in the upper right corner of each page of the template. Failure to use the provided template or to adhere to font size, spacing, margins, and/or page limitations may result in the disqualification of the application.
Answer: Your application will be disqualified if letters are not received by the stated Full Application deadline.
IRB: The application may be submitted with IRB approval pending. However, an award will not be made without documented IRB approval if it was pending at the time of application submission. It is recommended that the Applicant notify LLS before the January review date if the IRB status has changed. If a project is exempt from IRB review, the certificate of exemption must be uploaded as the Human Investigation Statement.
IACUC: The application may be submitted with IACUC approval pending. However, an award will not be made without documented IACUC approval if it was pending at the time of application submission. It is recommended that the Applicant notify LLS before the January review if the IACUC status has changed.
Answer: The date of conferral of your degree is when your university has granted you your degree. This date usually comes after the oral thesis defense. The degree date of conferral is distinct from the oral thesis defense, and both are required on the eligibility form.
Answer: No, this award is solely for the support of your salary.
Answer: No. The Career Development Program award is meant for the person to whom it is granted more than to the project.
Answer: No. Transferring labs between starting the grant application process and the award date may result in termination of the award.
Answer: No, this award only supports salary and will not support a research grant.
Answer: Yes, Co-Sponsors are allowed. One of the Co-Sponsors must be the head of the lab; this person is considered the primary Sponsor. The other co-Sponsor may be in another lab. This is allowed for eligibility purposes and the abstracts phase. Note, however, that the review panel will make the final decision as to whether having more than one Sponsor makes sense scientifically and for career development. Also note that both Co-Sponsors are kept to the same rule that any one Sponsor can only have one Special Fellow or Fellow.