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Q. When are EFF Fellows Grants offered?
A. Fellows Research Grants are offered annually. 2024 Applications are due January 1 - March 8, with projects start dates of June 1. In addition to posting details on the EFF website, we always email notices – so make sure you are on our mailing list!
Q. I applied for a grant, will I hear regardless of acceptance?
A. Yes. EFF notifies all fellows of status. If you send in an application, you will hear from us!
Q. I will be finishing my fellowship in 6 months, can I apply?
A. Current endocrine fellows and those less than 1-year post graduation may apply for a Fellows Research Grant. Because grant funds are paid to the applicant's institution, the applicant must be employed by the same institution for the duration of the project.
Q. I am completing my fellowship in another country, can I apply?
A. Endocrine fellows working at medical institutions both inside and outside of North America are eligible to apply.
Q. How long should my mentor statement be?
A. Mentor statements should be 1-2 pages in length on institution letterhead and signed by the mentor.
Q. I submitted my project for IRB approval; however, it will not have a decision before the grant deadline. Can I apply?
A. Yes, you may apply. If selected the grant award will be held until IRB approval is confirmed.
Q. May I submit a response to reviewer feedback to address their comments?
A. Due to the size and scope of the Fellows Research Grant Program reviewer feedback is final and there is not an opportunity to resubmit information. Fellows are encourage to use the information provided to clarify future grant application submissions either to EFF or to another organization.
Q. Is there a particular format for the budget and budget justification documents?
A. No, EFF accepts the budgets in various formats. We do ask that budgets are itemized and account for all costs associated with the grant being submitted. A final budget must be included in the final project report.
Q. Can I submit budget items that were not in my original budget?
A. No, only budget items listed in the application budget can be paid for by grant funds.
Q. Does EFF support indirect costs?
A. EFF grant funds cannot be used for salaries of any kind or indirect research costs (i.e., computers, software, durable equipment, faculty support, etc.), organization memberships, tuition support for degree enhancement or travel.
Expenses submitted can include experimental supplies, animal costs contingent on compliance with applicable PHS Policy requirements, and expenses for clinical studies including costs for participation of subjects, statistical analysis, and evaluation of results. Statistician costs and publication costs cannot exceed 25% of the submitted budget. Other project specific expenses will be considered if they are not listed above.
Q. I received a grant in 2023, should I plan on presenting at a 2024 Forum?
A. 2023 grant recipients will be asked to participate in 2025. This is to ensure that you have had enough time to complete your research and to have data to share!
Q. What if I will be out of my fellowship before my designated Forum?
A. You will still be expected to present your grant awarded project. EFF's goal is to bridge the gap from fellowship to young investigator/junior faculty and provide opportunity for you in this "transition" time. Ensure we can reach you by updating your contact information specifically your email.