How To Apply
As you consider submitting an application for an ACGT Research Grant, please make sure you are familiar with all the information essential to putting together the complete package. Please read all of the instructions and helpful information below.
The Web-based Application
We offer a secure, Web-based application via a proposalCENTRAL in hopes that it will make ACGT's grant application process as easy and convenient as possible. The electronic application is the only means by which one may apply for a grant.
There is a two-step process for submitting applications.
If you have any questions regarding the online application, please contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Support by e-mail at email@example.com
Telephone: 1-800-875-2562 (toll-free).
Each applicant’s abstract (LOI) of the proposed project is reviewed blindly by members of the ACGT Scientific Advisory Council. All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scientific and technical merit and a corresponding fit with the research objectives of the grant. These scientists whose projects are selected are then invited to submit a full application for consideration. These applications are then peer reviewed by two experts in the field, with the highest scores determining the pool of finalists from which the Scientific Advisory Council will review and select for recommendation to the Board of Directors. The announcement of the recipient is scheduled for within 6 months of posting RFA.
Grant funds will be disbursed following execution of a grant agreement between the grantee institution and ACGT. The following items will be covered in ACGT grant agreements with grantee institutions:
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GRANTEE INSTITUTION
An application for a grant must bear the signature of the official authorized to sign for the institution, acknowledging the above policies.
What you will need for the online Application
Applicant information, Research abstract, Research Plan, etc.
Software & Hardware Requirements
You may access your application and change your answers as many times as you like with your Password from any computer with Internet access.
The online application process will require you to have access to the full Adobe® Acrobat® software product. This is a separately licensed software product from Adobe, not to be confused with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader that is used to read PDF documents. You can use standard word processing software (e.g., Microsoft® Word®, WordPerfect®) to complete the template; however, you MUST convert the document from the standard word processing format to the Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.
Check with your institution about access to or purchase of this software. Information and ordering of the Adobe Acrobat and PDF can be found at Adobe's web site. Adobe usually has special discounts available to academic institutions. If you do not wish to purchase software, Adobe also maintains a Web site that will convert many types of files for you at http://createpdf.adobe.com.
Note, however, that no application will be considered complete without the "Administrative & Signature Page." Once you begin the electronic application at proposalCENTRAL, you will fill out the "Administrative & Signature Page" that you will print out, submit to your sponsorship office for signatures, and then scan.
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.
Still have questions? Please see Application FAQ's
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