Letter of Intent Instructions & Form

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CCF!RESEARCH!GRANT!APPLICATION!
2015!LETTER!OF!INTENT!INSTRUCTIONS!&!FORM!
The$Children’s$Cardiomyopathy$Foundation$(CCF)’s$Research$Grant$Program!has$a$two =step $application$
process.$A$letter$of$intent$is$required$in$advance$of$submitting$a$full$grant$application.$The$2015$deadline$for$
letters$of$intent$is$Friday,$June$12$by$5:00$p.m.$eastern$standard$time.$
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The$following$instructions$are$for$investigators$who$are$interested$in$being$considered$for$CCF’s$Research$
Grant$Program.$Only$investigators$who$have$submitted$a$letter$of$intent$and$have$been$invited$by$CCF$to$
subm it$a$formal$grant$application$w ill$be$considered$for$funding.$$
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Letter!of!Intent!Requirements!
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The$letter$of$intent$is$designed$to$provide$a$general$overview$of$the$proposed$research$study$with$sufficient$
detail$to$allow$for$the$evaluation$of$the$scientific$merit$and$feasibility$of$the$study.$Two$pages$(letter$of$
inte n t$fo rm$an d $re se ar ch $a b str ac t)$a re $req u ire d$fo r$su bm ission$ an d$the$remaining$pages$(biographical$sketch$
and$publication$list)$are$optional.$$
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The$documents$should$be$in$the$following$fo rm a t:$single=sided,$single=space d,$Calibri$12=point$font,$1=inch $
margins$all$around$and$with$page$numbers$at$the$bottom .$The$lette r$o f$in te n t$s h o u ld $inc lu d e $th e$fo llo win g:$
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1. Letter!of!Intent!Form$(1$page )$
The$provided$cover$sheet$shou ld$be$com pleted $and$signed .$
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2. Research!Abstract$(1$pag e)$
The$abstract$should$summarize$the$research$project$and$describe$what$issue(s)$the$study$addresses,$
the$stud y’s$spe cific$aim s,$releva nt$literatu re$or$p rior$rese arch ,$how $the$study$will$be$conducted$and$
evaluated,$and$why$the$work$is$important$to$furthering $kn owledge$abou t$pediatric$cardiomyopathy$
or$improving$the$treatment$of$children$with$the$disease.$
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3. Supporting!Documents$$
The$following$supporting$documents$are$optional$but$may$be$subm itted$with$the$letter$of$intent$and$
researc h$ab strac t.$
Biographical$sketch:$This$should$include$education$and$training$in$c h ro n o lo g ica l$o rd er ,$
positions$and$honors$in$chronological$order,$and$past$and$current$research$support$for$the$
past$three$years.$The$NIH$biosketch$format$is$pref err ed .$A n $exam ple$can$be$downloaded$
from $http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/biosketchsample.pdf.$
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