Request for Applications for Rome Foundation
Research Award - 2013
A new Request for Applications has been issued for the 2013 Rome Foundation Research Award. The Rome
Foundation funds investigator-initiated research grants to develop knowledge in the field of functional
gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2012, with
an award of up to $50,000 for a one-year project starting in May 2013. Contingent on available funding,
the Rome Foundation plans to offer these awards on a continuing basis each year.
Preference will be given to applications that (a) test the validity and/or utility of the Rome III diagnostic criteria, (b) assess the epidemiology of the FGIDs, or (c) advance knowledge of outcome assessment or trial design for FGID treatment trials.
Applications will be reviewed by an independent review panel that is external to the Rome Foundation Board of Directors according to the following criteria: (a) relevance to funding priorities, (b) feasibility, (c) scientific approach, and (d) experience and capacity of the investigators. Because the Rome Foundation is a non-profit organization, no indirect costs will be allowed.
- Face page should identify the principal investigator (PI) including contact information, title of the application, institution where the work will take place, amount requested, project period, and names and signature of a business official who is authorized to accept the grant on behalf of the PI and to agree to a waiver of indirect costs.
- Abstract of up to 300 words structured to provide the background, aims, and methods.
- Budget for up to $50,000 in costs. No indirect costs will be allowed.
- Biographical sketches of PI and co-investigators in the NIH format. These bios should include publications and other support. Biographical sketches are limited to 4 pages for each investigator.
- Proposal structured as (a) aims, (b) background and significance, (c) previous work of the research team relevant to the proposal, (d) methods, (e) timeline, (f) human subjects, and (g) consortium arrangements (if relevant). Sections a-e are limited to 12 single-spaced pages in Arial or Roman 11 point font with margins of at least 1.0 inch on all sides. Each page should include the name of the PI and the page number.
- Human Rights approval through the applicant's Institutional Review Board must be obtained after notification of grant award and before funding is provided.