Congratulations on being selected to advance to the application stage of the Chance for Life proposal. Please follow the instructions below to submit a complete application by March 19, 2021 at 5pm EST.

All applicants will be contacted by June 25th with a funding decision.



Please complete the following 5 fields


    words. Please limit to 200 words or less.

    Please upload a single PDF with one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, and standard spacing to include the following information. If you have questions as you complete this application, please reach out to us at

    1. Cover page with grants and contracts signature page (please download and use template) (one page max)
    2. Table of Contents (one page max)
    3. NIH Biosketch (please see template attached) (5 pages)
    4. Specific research aims (one page max)
    5. Description of research innovation and impact (one page max)
    6. Description of research strategy (preliminary data, experimental plan, and timeline) (four page max)
    7. Literature cited references (one page max)
    8. Research environment (one page max)
    9. Budget (please use NIH Template Page attached and complete for a minimum $100k up to maximum $300k for an 18 month timeline)
      *Please note that no indirect costs will be covered or allowed and no more than 10% requested funds can support PI salary and fringe benefits

    10. Budget Justification (please use template attached and complete for a minimum $100k up to maximum $300k for an 18 month max)
    11. Other support page/information (Use NIH Template attached)
    12. If applicable - Animal approval documents (IACUC)
    13. If applicable - Human IRB approval documents
    14. Optional: Provide up to two letters of collaboration

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