- Investigators must hold the rank of Assistant Professor, Research Assistant Professor, Instructor, or higher. Adjunct and Clinical faculty are eligible but must name a PI with regular faculty rank.
- Applicant must have attended the Crnic Down Syndrome Symposium on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Register Now!
- Applicant must have replied to the email of intent sent out by Joaquin Espinosa.
- The application must be relevant to Down syndrome or one of its associated conditions.
- The most successful applications will be those that directly address one or more of the “Major Challenges.”
- Direct relevance of the proposals to Down syndrome is paramount.
Those receiving a Crnic Grand Challenge Grant will be expected to become active members of the University of Colorado Down syndrome research community. Recipients will:
- participate, along with the lab members working on the research project, in the Crnic Supergroup meetings
- self-identify as a member of Crnic (in addition to their home department) on all publications emanating from the work resulting from this grant.
- use these funds solely to support the research described in their proposal.
- provide an annual report by March 19, 2020.
- present a report at a future Down Syndrome Symposium hosted by Crnic.
- understand that no indirect costs will be provided.
All Crnic Grand Challenge Grant applications are to be submitted no later than January 9, 2019, and should include the following elements:
- a brief cover note from the PI describing the value of the project, and the expected contribution to the community of Down syndrome researchers, and a statement that all collaborators listed on the application agree with the proposal.
- a proposal body consisting of no more than five pages including figures (if any) in standard NIH grant application format. Recommended, but not required, guidelines for proposals include: specific aims, background and broader impact, and research plan. Preliminary results are not required but should be included if they exist. (References are not included in the five-page limit).
- explanatory figures and data figures are acceptable, as are a limited number of references.
- a one-page budget proposal, enumerating direct costs. Please use the budget template provided on the Crnic Grand Challenge Grants Program webpage at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/institutes/lindacrnic/Grants/Pages/Documents.aspx
- NIH formatted Biosketch for the PI or PIs.
Please note that parts 1, 2 and 3 should be combined into a single PDF document. Parts 4 and 5 should each be an individual PDF file. These three PDF documents are to be submitted online at:
To be eligible, an email of intent to apply needs to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
After your application submission is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email.
Please contact email@example.com if you have problems with your online submission.