Letter of Intent Guidelines
Grant requests to the CCRF will follow a two-step process.
Step 1: Prospective grant seekers are asked to submit a Letter of Intent (“LOI”). The LOI provides our evaluation team with succinct and clear information about the scope and focus of a research proposal.
Step 2: Once all LOIs have been evaluated, the CCRF will provide selected teams with a Grant Application. Otherwise, a letter will be emailed indicating the CCRF does not wish to consider the application further.
Before writing a LOI, please review our eligibility criteria.
Research Eligibility Criteria
In order to be considered for CCRF funding, your project must:
- Be received by the CCRF no later than midnight on Friday, May 15, 2020
- Be led by an individual with a professional doctorate or highest recognized professional designation.
- a Canadian project lead is recommended but not required
- additional funding or in-kind partnerships are desirable but not required
- Include at least one Canadian team member
- Be conducted in accordance with Canadian legal, regulatory and ethical guidelines
- Be eligible for publication in an accredited, peer-reviewed journal
- English language on your agency’s letterhead
- LOI should be no more than two pages in length, single-sided, single-spaced, Calibri 11-point font, and 1-inch margins with page numbers at the bottom
- Page One should include:
- project title
- general research design
- applicant’s name, degree, contact information and professional affiliation
- amount of grant requested
- Page Two should contain the research abstract, which describes the scope, purpose, methodology, hypothesis of your project and content of the proposed work. Please indicate the anticipated impact of this research and why it is important to further knowledge within one or more of the four CCRF Areas of Focus (Basic Science, Clinical Science, Health Systems, Population Health).
- Supporting materials, such as peer reviewed publications and biographic information, are optional and can be provided as attachments (maximum two pages)
- Proposals must be dated and signed by principal applicant
- Signed proposals must contain the following declarations: “We/I confirm, that to the best of our/my knowledge, this LOI submission is accurate. We/I also certify all identified investigators will fully participate in the proposed work. We/I have read and understood the most recent CCRF Request for Proposal and Letter of Intent Guidelines.”
- A single PDF file containing the LOI and all supporting documents should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight on Friday, May 15, 2020
- PDF files should be saved as “LOI_lead submitter last name_institution_year.” (e.g., LOI_Harris_University of Toronto_2020)
- A confirmation email will be sent within 72 hours of receipt.
Thank you for reviewing these guidelines. If you have additional questions about this process, please contact us at email@example.com or (416) 585-7902 ext. 238