How to Apply

ANNOUNCEMENT:  As of July 10, 2014, the Broad Medical Research Program at CCFA will now begin taking Letters of Interest through Proposal Central.  To access the BMRP-CCFA Grant Opportunity page and begin inputting your Letter of Interest, please go to the following weblink:

https://proposalcentral.altum.com/default.asp?GMID=119




Applicants should submit a brief Letter of Interest (up to three pages, not including attachments) as the initial request for funding.  Investigators whose Letters of Interest fit the BMRP-CCFA's criteria and areas of interest will be invited to submit a full grant application.

We recommend you review “Policies” and “Frequently Asked Questions” prior to preparing a Letter of Interest.

Letter of Interest Format

The following information is part of the three-page limit:

  • Title of the project
  • Specific hypothesis or question to be investigated
  • Methodology
  • Data analysis
  • Anticipated outcomes

The following items (except for #1) are required, but not part of the three-page limit:

  1. Supportive information, such as references, preliminary data or recent publications, may be included.
     
  2. State why your project fits the BMRP-CCFA's criteria (see "BMRP Goals"), including its relevance and likely benefits to patients with IBD in the next several years.
     
  3. Attach the investigator’s curriculum vitae(s) or biographical sketch(es).
     
  4. Briefly describe the laboratory or clinical environment.
     
  5. Indicate the estimated total budget (see “Budget” under “Policies”) and the period for which funding is requested. Keep in mind that we are interested in funding exploratory projects in order to test new ideas and directions in IBD research. Thus, funding requests should be in concert with the foundation’s purpose.

  6. Provide the principal investigator’s e-mail and postal addresses.  

 Letter of Interest Submission

  1. Direct Letters of Interest to:
    R. Balfour Sartor, M.D.
    Director
    Broad Medical Research Program at CCFA
     
  2. Go to https://proposalcentral.altum.com/default.asp?GMID=119.  Complete the online LOI application process, and please send your Letter of Interest and all necessary attachments onto the Proposal Central system.

  3. Receipt of your Letter of Interest will be acknowledged by e-mail within a few days. If you do not hear from us in a timely manner, please contact us at infoBMRP@ccfa.org to make sure that your letter has been received.

  4. You may include suggestions for potential reviewers and also indicate individuals with potential conflicts of interest.
    Unless required by your institution, Letters of Interest may be submitted directly to the BMRP-CCFA by the Principal Investigator and do not require institutional approval or signature.

  5. Letters of Interest are accepted and reviewed throughout the year; there are no deadlines.
Last updated 07/10/2014