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Letter of Intent

Information about the letter of intent can be found on the Funding Opportunity Announcements (either Program Announcements or Requests for Applications). For those that request it, a letter of intent should include the following:

  • Descriptive title of proposed research,
  • Name, address, and telephone number of the Principal Investigator(s),
  • Names of other key personnel,
  • Participating institutions,
  • Number and title of the funding opportunity.

The letter of intent is not binding and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application. The information that it contains allows staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.

The letter of intent is to be sent by the date listed on the specific announcement and to the contact and address listed in the announcement. For more information contact the Program Officer.

Also, remember that advance permission is required for applications that are at or exceed $500,000 annually in direct costs or those seeking support for scientific conferences or meetings. Call the program officer to discuss.

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