Grants FAQ

How many supporting documents can I submit with my application?

An applicant is able to include supporting documents as attachments with their application. (See Research Plan section of Application).

Who signs the Application?

The Signing Official for Young Investigators is to be the scientist in the department of the applicant who best knows the applicant and the research; this scientist may be the Head of the Department or the Mentor in the applicant’s section. Please note that the Signing Official for Assurances could be in the Grants and Contacts Department and in the Legal Department.

What is the Administrative & Signature Page? How do I access it? How do I submit it?

The Administrative & Signature Page is a section of the application that gathers information about your proposal, your institution and your compliance with experimentation. You will access that page once you begin the electronic application at Altum Proposal Central. The page is a form that you complete and then print. You will then need to submit the page to your Office of Sponsored Projects or similar administrative office for institutional signatures, and then scan the signed page. The signed Administrative & Signature Page form must be scanned at 100%, and at least 150 dots per inch resolution. The resulting file should be a PDF file format. The scanned page must be uploaded within the context of the application.

May I apply from an institution outside the United States?

ACGT has no citizenship restrictions, and research supported by the award must be conducted at medical schools and research centers located in the United States or in Canada.

Are literature citations a part of the 10-page research limit?

No. Literature citations can be part of the research plan document but does not have to be counted in the 10-page maximum. Therefore your research plan may end up being 14 pages in total, with 4 pages of literature cited.

Can I change my application once submitted?

Please carefully read the instructions that appear throughout the application pages. You can only submit your application one time. If you have updates to any information you have submitted, please notify Jill Smith 203-358-8000 ext. 495 or Altum Proposal Central customer service at 1-800-875-2562 before the application deadline.