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Q. When are Fellow Grants offered?
A. EFF typically opens the first grant cycle the beginning of January and closes it at the end of February. The second cycle opens the beginning of July and closes at the end in August. 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. EFF asks that any applicant for EFF grant have a minimum of 1 year left in fellowship. We ask this to ensure that you have plenty of time with your institution to complete your research. Should you have less time but will be staying as a faculty member you can always apply as a Young Investigator.
Q. I am completing my fellowship in another country, can I apply?
A. Unfortunately, at this time all EFF grants are reserved for fellows in the United States. Fellows may be here on visas, or from other areas of the world, however their supporting institution must be in the U.S.
Q. How long should my mentor statement be?
A. Mentor statements should be 1-2 pages in length on university 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! IRB approval is only required once your project is accepted. Ensure to submit your project for approval and note on your application to EFF that you are pending approval. We will check on the approval again prior to dispersing a grant award should you be chosen.
Q. I need to upload additional documents, where can I do this?
A. At the end of the application there is a section for “Optional Uploads”.
If you have more documents than there are spaces, merge the documents together in a single PDF and name the dcoument that describes all of thecontent.
Q. When is the next grant cycle open and due?
A. EFF typically opens the first cycle the beginning of January and closes in the end of February, then opens another cycle in June and closes again in August. We always send notices out – so make sure you are on our mailing list!
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 does not fund indirect costs. This includes but is not limited to salaries of any kind, computers, software, equipment, faculty support, tuition support, or degree enhancement. If you have a specific request or question, please ask the EFF office.
Q. I received a grant in 2020, should I plan on presenting at a 2021 Forum?
A. Not just yet. All 2020 grant awardees will be asked to attend in 2022. This is to ensure that you have had enough time to complete your research and to have data to share!
The Diabetes Research Forum is typically held in early February.
Q. What if I will be out of my fellowship before my designated Forum?
A. We still want to see you! EFF is working to bridge the gap from fellowship to young investigators and provide opportunity for you in this "transition" time.