SRCD Small Grants Program FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I include Tables/Figures in my project description and do they count against the 1000 word limit?

Each proposal may include one (1) figure or table that will not count against the 1000 word limit.

Can I apply for funds to support a secondary data analysis project?

Proposals to conduct secondary data analysis are welcome. Be sure to justify the expenses associated with the analysis (e.g., staff effort, database access) in the budget and budget justification.

Is there a limit on the number of proposals I can submit?

We can accommodate only one proposal per scholar.

What period does this award cycle cover?

The 2020 period would cover July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Applicants may request a no-cost extension after that time, if necessary.

My colleague(s) and I are all early career investigators, may we submit a joint proposal?

Absolutely! Multiple early career scholars per submission are welcome. Include all CVs along with the proposal, and be sure to address the potential contribution of the grant to each person’s professional development.

Can these funds be used to pursue a research training experience, a visit to another lab, or a collaboration-planning meeting?

This funding mechanism is dedicated exclusively to supporting specific research projects and can not be used for training experiences or collaboration planning.

Can these funds be used to support PI salary?


What would happen if I were to receive the grant and get hired at another institution?

SRCD can transfer grants to your new institution after you’ve made the transition. In that case, grantees will need to provide a contact person from the new institution’s Sponsored Research Office.

Are indirect costs allowable or required for this proposal?

No, we are a research society, not a funding organization.  Indirect costs are not allowable.

Are non-US citizens and institutions eligible to apply?

Yes! Non-US citizens and institutions are welcome to apply.


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