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Submission Deadline

Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

ARC Proposal Submission Instructions

Proposal must be submitted as a single electronic PDF document.

Proposal must include the following:

Protein Gels
  • Cover page: download fillable PDFrequired
  • (*New for August 2016*) Four-page narrative (does not include references). For multi-PI projects requesting $100,000 a clear explanation of the role, expertise, and contribution of each of the participating investigators must be included within the narrative.
  • Budget: download Excel template
    • Must fill out the template completely
    • PIs from two or more institutions should provide separate budgets — one for each institution.
  • Budget justification
    • For multi-PI projects requesting $100,000, justification should clearly describe the need for additional support beyond $75,000
    • Allowable costs:
      • Fringe benefits, but not indirect costs
      • Personnel costs: Must include name of the individual for whom the support is requested, their role on the project, and the effort being requested (in calendar months)
      • Appropriate tuition and fees
      • Travel: Funds (of up to $1,500) to support travel within the U.S. to present research at scientific meetings. (Must be well justified)
      • Supplies: Funds to conduct research
      • Other: Costs to use fee-for-service facilities are permitted
      • Equipment: Typically not permitted. Equipment over $5,000 may only be included if approved in advance of your proposal submission
    • Unallowable costs:
      • F&A costs
      • Support for PIs (generally not allowed)
      • Support for administrative personnel
      • Subcontracts
  • Two-page biosketch (NSF or NIH format)
  • Partner letter of support/commitment
    • One-page maximum and must include the following:
      • On company letterhead
      • Contact name
      • Address
      • Phone number
      • Dollar amount of financial and/or in-kind support
      • Dates for the project
      • Signature from company representative

Proposal format:

  • Each page of the proposal must include the name of the proposer
  • Font size of at least 11 pt
  • 1-inch margins top, bottom, left and right

Review process

Each proposal will be reviewed by a Technical Review Panel as well as by a Steering Committee. Only successfully submitted proposals will be considered.

Award Conditions may include:

  • Expend available funds (ARC funds and match funds) in the planned award period.
  • Required to participate in the Bioscience CAT symposium.
    • May not substitute graduate student or postdoctoral scientist at this event.
  • Complete brief annual, final, and follow-up reports.
  • Partner to complete a brief (< one page) follow-up economic impact report for three years after project completion (one per year).
  • Detailed award conditions will be provided upon notice of award.

For questions, please contact cat@dbi.udel.edu or consult our F.A.Q.