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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 6, 2022. If invited to submit a full proposal, it will be due Nov 18, 2022.

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?
No, all applications will be considered for all grants they are eligible for.

Do I need to include biosketches for co-collaborators?

Is there a preferred format for biosketches?
The NIH biosketch format is preferred.

What are the font and margin guidelines for documents submitted?
12pt Times New Roman or Arial font with 1/2 inch margins

Are references included in the five page count for the Description of Research document?
No, references do not contribute to the five page count but should be included in the document.

Should a bibliography be submitted separately from the Description of Research document?
Yes, a bibliography should be submitted as a separate supplemental document.

What constitutes indirect costs as referenced in the note on the detailed budget form? 
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.

Indirect costs can be included to a max of 10% of the total budget. A majority of the 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. This would be for all personnel on the project.

For Post-Doctoral Fellowships, salary allocation can go up to 100%, but researchers should also have support from their mentors.

Should I include fringe percentages in my requested salary?

Am I able to use funds to pay a consultant?

Can I use funds for presentation, travel, and publication fees?
Funds can be used for publication fees at a max of $2,500. Funds cannot be used for presentation and travel. Presentation and travel should be covered by the institution or an external source.

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