The Arthritis Society is pleased to announce the Young Investigator Operating Grant Competition for the 2014-2015 granting year.
The Young Investigator Operating (YIO) grant program is intended to promote creativity in all domains of arthritis-related research and are therefore not restricted to any one strategic theme set out in The Society’s 5-Year Research Strategic Plan. Applicants will be required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for consideration by the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) prior to being invited to submit a full application. Applications will be judged by a SAC subcommittee and additional experts (as necessary).
In addition to the YIO award, applicants can also request a one-time $25,000 Equipment Grant in the first year of their YIO award.
If the applicant is award a CIHR grant in the same year, the applicant is expected to accept the CIHR grant and turn down the TAS award. The Society will not expect the applicant to turn down the YIO Equipment Grant if he/she has been awarded one.
Request for Applications published:Dec 6, 2013
LOIs must be submitted through the online system and include:
LOI Review Process
All LOI submissions will first be reviewed for eligibility and completeness. Applications that are deemed ineligible or incomplete will be triaged from the competition.
LOIs will be assessed by SAC along with external expertise as necessary for:
Each LOI will be scored out of 10 points
Applications that either receive a low score on the first two criteria or receive a “Low” relevance score will not be invited to submit a full application.
Submit a Letter of Intent for the Young Investigator Operating grant competition
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that applications are complete at the time of submission. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Applicants will be notified of the result of the relevance review; successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
Full applications to the YIO competition must include the following (all submitted through online form):
Full Application Review Process
All Submissions will be reviewed for eligibility and completeness. Applications that are deemed ineligible or incomplete will be triaged from the competition.
Applications will undergo detailed scientific review by SAC along with external expertise (as necessary) for:
Each proposal will be scored out of 20 points.
Submit a Full Application to the Young Investigator Operating grant competition
Applicants will be notified of their results of the review.
Applicants are expected to read and comply with The Society’s Research Program Guidelines.
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