Application Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted in a 12 pt font, single-spaced, and should not exceed recommended page limits.

Proposal Guidelines

(Page limits should be strictly followed)

1. Title page

Title of proposed Ph.D. thesis
Project summary (250 words maximum)
Name of graduate student, contact information
Name of graduate advisor, position, contact information

2. A short CV (no more than two pages)

of the graduate student should include the following subsections in this order:

• Educational trajectory
• Lists of publications, if any

3. A short CV (no more than two pages)

of the graduate advisor should include the following subsections in this order:

• Educational trajectory
• Independent position (s) as a principal investigator
• Number of trainees: Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows trained thus far
• Current composition (students, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians) of the laboratory
• A 1-2 line description of the major project (s) in the laboratory if distinct from the one described in the current proposal
• Bibliography (not to be counted in the two page limit):
– List of all publications from 2013 onwards
– A PubMed link to the entire bibliography of the investigator
• A letter of recommendation by the graduate advisor in support of the application of the graduate student

4. Existing funding in the lab of the graduate advisor

Dates of existing grants or other funding sources with titles of the projects and if deemed important, 1-2 sentences describing the scope. Funding levels should also be mentioned.

5. Project description

Specific aims (not to exceed half a page).
• Introduction and significance – A statement of the question, and the background information placing the question in the context of current research including differentiating features (not to exceed one page)
• Research strategy (not to exceed three pages, including diagrams and figures)
• Bibliography (outside the 3 page limit)

6. Submission

Proposals will be accepted only electronically, as a single pdf file, and should be e-mailed to Fondation Santé: [proposals@fondationsante.org].

Submission Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by September 1, 2020 and the funding will begin on January 1, 2021.