JTSSF welcomes submissions of grant requests for funding covering all aspects of stroke prevention, treatment and awareness. JTSSF does not assume an obligation for permanent support of any activity. However, it will consider grants for two to three years when the goals of a project require further financial support.
The Letter of Intent (LOI) stage is a required element of the application process. All LOI submissions will undergo a review and selection process by the JTSSF Scientific Advisory Board. Only those projects deemed to be of suitable scientific merit will be invited to submit a full application. If invited to submit an application, applicants will receive additional instructions and information necessary for submission. Grant Applications will be evaluated by the JTSSF Scientific Advisory Board and approved by the JTSSF Board of Directors. Awards will be based on the outcome of this scientific review and an administrative review, which also considers overall funder priorities. Due to administrative limitations, all review decisions are final and no appeals process is available at this time.
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Grants are made on the basis of merit and commitment to study research questions that advance JTSSF’s mission. Other important criteria include:
- Scientific rationale – Proposed projects should address an area of critical unmet need for stroke patients.
- Overall experimental design – The hypothesis and/or objective should be clearly articulated and proposed methods should be appropriate and sufficient to achieve these goals. Details of key measures and success criteria should be described.
- Budget – The proposed budget should be reasonable and justified for the research proposed. Details of personnel (including non-paid collaborators), study reagents and supplies and all other costs should be clearly indicated and justified.
- Timeline – Timelines for completing each study should be clearly defined and include relevant milestones. Project goals must be achievable within the award period.
- Strength of the investigator and research environment – The investigative team should be appropriately trained and well suited to carrying out the proposed work.
- Institutional support – Mentors must be faculty at the instructor level or higher. Public and private institutions such as hospitals, universities, colleges, and laboratories may submit applications. The Grant will be awarded to the institution from which the applicant has an affiliation, not to the individual.