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Grant Submission Process

SENS Research Foundation funds external research that advances SENS targets. We consider letters of intent for new grant proposals quarterly. Such letters should clearly indicate the specific SENS target and explain how the research would further progress toward developing therapies that remove, repair, replace, or render harmless that target.

Letters of intent are next due on August 15, 2020 using the format below.

All research projects are selected and periodically reviewed by our Research Development Committee (RDC), and its decisions are ratified by our Board of Directors.  The RDC convenes quarterly.

If you wish to submit a letter of intent for a new grant proposal, please follow these guidelines. Please note that SRF typically does not cover indirect costs.

If you have questions about the submission process or this application, please submit questions to [email protected] or call 650-336-1780.

Preliminary Letter of Intent

Prior to beginning the grant proposal process, please submit a letter of intent of no more than two pages in length (using 11 point font or greater) including:

  • A basic description of your research project,
  • The SENS target to which it relates, and how the grant proposal would further progress on that target,
  • Contact information for the Principal Investigator (PI) and associated personnel,
  • Brief biographical sketch of the PI,
  • Location and company/organizational affiliation,
  • Estimated total budget, and
  • Any outside funding you have or expect to receive.

Letter of Intent review

Letters of intent will be reviewed by the RDC, and where applicable and appropriate the RDC will invite the submitter to continue with the grant proposal process outlined below.  Invited participants will then have one year (or two submission deadlines) to submit a full grant proposal.

Letter of Intent submission deadlines

To have your letter of intent reviewed at our First Quarter meeting, please submit by February 1st; at our Second Quarter meeting, by June 16th; at our Third Quarter meeting, by August 15th; and at our Fourth Quarter meeting, by November 1st

The RDC may in some cases attempt to review letters of intent sent well in advance of those deadlines in time to allow grant submissions by the deadline.

Grant Proposal Submission

SRF grant applications should follow the following format and adhere strictly to the maximum page limits (using only 11 point font or greater):

  • Abstract (1 page)
  • Background and Significance (3 pages)
  • Preliminary Data (3 pages)
  • Experimental Plan (4 pages)
  • References (no limit)
  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • NIH Biosketch (including present and pending support, 4 pages maximum) for PI’s, post-docs and others involved in the project (excluding laboratory technicians)
  • Letters of collaboration and support

Grant proposal submission deadlines

To have your grant proposal reviewed at our First Quarter meeting, please submit by February 1st; at our Second Quarter meeting, by June 16th; at our Third Quarter meeting, by August 15th; and at our Fourth Quarter meeting, by November 1st.

Where to send your documents

Please email your Letter of Intent and/or grant proposal in PDF format to [email protected].

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