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I am a foreign national working in the United States. Am I still eligible to receive a Foundation Research Grant?
Yes, regardless of your nationality, you are eligible to receive a Foundation Research Grant as long as you train, practice and conduct research in the United States.

I have previously received a Foundation Research Grant. Am I eligible to serve as a co-investigator on an application?
Yes, past grant recipients are eligible to serve as co-investigator; however, they are not eligible to apply as primary investigators unless they received their grant as a resident or fellow.

I am not a full faculty member. Am I still eligible to apply for a grant?
Yes, instructors, associate professors and assistant professors are all eligible to apply for Foundation grants.

Are non-physician PhDs eligible to apply for a grant?
Yes, provided they have a co-sponsor who is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who is an SGO member.

Can an individual serve as a co-investigator for more than one applicant?
Yes, an individual may be the co-investigator for more than one grant.

If I already have a Career Development Award from a different source, am I eligible for this award?

Are pathologists with a specialty in GYN pathology elligible to apply for a grant?

Do I need to include a cover letter with my application?
No, the application itself serves as the cover letter.

Do I need to send in a full application initially?
No, abstracts are due by Sep. 21, 2020. If invited to submit a full proposal, it will be due Dec. 21, 2020.

Do I need to submit letters of support along with my full grant application?
Yes. No more than three (3) letters of support should be included.

Why do I need to include my institution’s federal identification number?
All grant monies are made payable in a check to the recipient’s institution. The Foundation is responsible for submitting the institution’s federal identification number for tax purposes at the end of the year.

Do I apply for a specific grant?
Yes, however if you are not selected for the specified grant, you will be considered for other grants that you are eligible for.

What constitutes indirect costs as referenced in the note on the detailed budget form? 
Please note that indirect costs are not allowed on the budget. Indirect costs include, but are not limited to, administrative costs of the university and the usual criteria established for grant overhead or other costs, such as laboratory space. Grant monies must be devoted to the active research project.

How much should the budget reflect?
The budget should reflect the amount of the grant you are applying for.

Can I include salary support as part of my research budget?
Yes, however no more than 50% of the total budget may be allocated for salary support. For Post-Doctoral Fellowships, salary allocation can go up to 100%, but researchers should also have support from their mentors.

If you have any questions that are not answered in this section, please contact research@sgo.org.