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Taking Flight Award Submission Guidelines
All letters of intent must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL (https://proposalcentral.altum.com) by Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:00pm, ET. In order to begin an application, applicants will need to create a professional profile, if one does not already exist. Please fill in all required fields in the online application form.
Instructions for each section of the online application:
- Title Page: Enter proposal title (maximum 150 characters, including spaces).
- Enable Other Users to Access this Proposal: Follow the instructions if you want to grant access to any other individuals.
- Applicant/PI: Thissection should auto-populate from the applicant’s professional profile. Double-check that the information is complete and correct. If it is not, click Edit Professional Profile to update the information. Indicate whether you are a senior postdoctoral fellow, a clinical fellow, or a new faculty member.
- Institution & Contacts: Information should auto-populate from applicant’s profile.
- Letter of Intent and Biosketch: Upload PDF of Letter of Intent according to the guidelines outlined below. Upload biosketch according to template provided.
- Validate: The system will check for required components that have not been completed. Applicants will not be able to submit until all required components are completed.
- Submit: Hit Submit after your application has been successfully validated.
Letter of Intent Instructions:
In your uploaded letter of intent, please provide the following in a maximum of 2 pages:
- A brief summary of your proposed project written in lay language (500 characters maximum).
- How is this avenue of research independent from your mentor’s research, and how will it lead to a path of independent epilepsy research? Please make sure to name your mentor(s) somewhere in this section. (1,000 characters maximum)
- Provide a brief description of the research plan that clearly and succinctly outlines the hypothesis to be tested and the specific aims.
Inquiries: Questions regarding these guidelines are welcome and should be directed to Liz Higgins at Liz@CUREepilepsy.org or 312-255-1801.