Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for grant funding to SENS Research Foundation (SRF). Primarily, we fund projects by identifying research priorities through our Chief Science Officer’s (CSO) team and then either approaching parties with relevant expertise directly, or if appropriate generating requests for proposals (RFPs).
We do, however, also accept letters of intent for new grant proposals from interested parties for projects that fall specifically within our research mission. All such letters should clearly delineate the specific SENS target to which the proposal relates, and how the proposal would further progress toward developing therapies that remove, repair, replace, or render harmless that target.
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 twice yearly, at the end of the first and third calendar quarters.
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.
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:
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.
To have your letter of intent reviewed at our First Quarter meeting, please submit by February 1st. To have your letter of intent reviewed at our Third Quarter meeting, please submit by August 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.
SRF grant applications should follow the following format and adhere strictly to the maximum page limits (using only 11 point font or greater):
To have your grant proposal reviewed at our First Quarter meeting, please submit by February 1st. To have your grant proposal reviewed at our Third Quarter meeting, please submit by August 1st.
Please email your Letter of Intent and/or grant proposal in PDF format to [email protected].