Grant Application Guidelines
Principal investigators (PI) who hold appointments/positions in accredited hospitals and clinics, healthcare institutions, academic medical centers, professional associations, member societies and other not‐for‐profit entities in the U.S. are welcome to apply.
The LOI stage is a required element of the application process. All LOI submissions will undergo a peer-reviewed selection process by the JTSSF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The most promising proposals will be invited to submit a full application. Those invited will receive additional instructions and information for submission. Grant applications will be evaluated by the SAB and approved by the JTSSF Board of Directors (BOD). Awards will be based on the outcome of this scientific review and an administrative review, which also considers overall funder priorities. JTSSF adheres to a milestones-driven payment plan.
Letters of Intent (LOI) Guidelines
These guidelines are to be used by applicants to submit an LOI to JTSSF. LOIs should include the components listed and described below. Please read the full JTSSF Grant Application Guidelines including background, eligibility, LOI and application instructions.
- The title of the project.
- The names, titles, and professional addresses (including telephone numbers and email addresses) of each investigator (note: please also specify the Principal Investigator as the main point of contact).
- The proposed dates for start and completion of the project.
- An estimated budget and disclosure of other funding sources (pending and awarded).
- Project Objectives: State the purpose of the project, and list specific objectives.
- Project Background: Provide context for the project and the rationale for proposing the project. The rationale may include the problem or the need that the project addresses, including the magnitude of the problem, urgency or timeliness, current conditions, etc. If this is a renewal of a previously funded project, please describe the outcome.
- Activities, Approaches: Describe the project approach and list planned activities. Identify the research questions or hypotheses; describe the intervention, study design, or evaluation; and define the data source(s) and analysis plan. If you are proposing a pilot or demonstration project, please list the activities that will take place, distinguish between planning and implementation activities, and describe the key partners and their involvement.
- Target Population, Stakeholders: Describe the intended target population for this project. If applicable, answer the following questions: Has the project been discussed with the intended target population or other stakeholders? Are there other audiences that might be interested in the results? Which stakeholders need be involved for the project to be effective?
- High Level Workplan and Timeline: Provide a list of anticipated project deliverables and milestones with planned completion dates or date ranges.
- Desired Outcome: If the project is successful, what will change? How will the project impact the target population and how quickly will it occur? How will you proceed if the research hypothesis is confirmed or rejected?
- Evaluation/Measurement: Describe how you plan to measure the success of this project. Include the indicators that will be used, and indicate who has responsibility for tracking and reporting on results. Results should be available by the end date of the project.