Who is eligible for the awards?
How many awards are available for the 2024 cycle?
Is there a different process for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) based on career status?
Can we add additional Co-Investigators during the award period?
Will an application deadline extension be allowed?
What are the grant application formatting requirements?
- The body of the text should be 11 pt.
- Smaller text in figures, graphs, diagrams and charts is acceptable, as long as it is legible when the page is viewed at 100%.
- See the relevant application templates for information on the maximum length for applications and accompanying uploaded documents.
- We do not stipulate a required margin width. Please keep in mind that your documents need to be easily readable by reviewers.
Is the letter of institutional support needed only for the principal investigator?
Can I include Letters of Support with my grant application?
- This is optional if there are no collaborators in your project proposal: if you believe your application is strengthened by letters of support, feel free to include them at the end of the administrative information packet that you will upload with your application.
- If you have collaborators: a letter of support is required from each collaborator on your project, such as a lab or group that you propose to work with.
Who from my institution should sign the administration application document?
What are the reporting requirements for the Research Grant Awards?
What are the reporting requirements for the Grants to Support Workforce Diversity in Genomics Research?
Budget and Funding
Can we include a percentage of the PI's salary in the budget? What about a percentage of a Co-I salary?
Is this funding considered NIH funding? If so, are indirect costs part of the budget request?
Yes, this is NIH funding. For Research Grant applications that are funded, the funding will be awarded via a subcontract set up by the GREGoR Data Coordinating Center at the University of Washington, which is the Pass-Through Entity (PTE). This subcontract will follow NIH requirements (such as salary cap and the institution-negotiated indirect cost rate), even though the funding is not directly from NIH. Indirect costs are part of the budget request, and will need to be confirmed by your institutional official. You will need to include your current negotiated indirect cost rate agreement and the amount you are requesting in addition to the direct costs associated with your application. Maximum direct costs that can be requested are $175,000 for one year or $250,000 total (average of $125,000 per year) for two years.
If your institution has a negotiated rate, we will accept that upon receipt of a copy of your current rate agreement. For example, if you are Scripps Research Institute and you request $175,000 for a one-year proposal, your F&A will be calculated on your negotiated rate of 89.5%, which is $156,625 for a total request of $331,625.
If your institution does not have a negotiated rate, the indirect costs are limited to 10% on a Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) basis. E.g. if you request $175,000 for a one-year proposal and your institution does not have a negotiated rated, you would request $175,000 for direct costs and $17,500 for indirect costs, resulting in a total request of $192,500.
Do we need to provide a detailed budget for the entire budget period?
Yes, please submit a detailed budget for the entire award period.
For a 2-year grant proposal does the award total of $250,000 have to be divided evenly between each year, or can it be for differing amounts over the 2 years?
Are international institutions able to request overheads/indirect costs, and if so what percentage?
Can we include travel/conferences in the budget?
Should I include cloud computing costs in my budget?
Will the funding for both award mechanisms come as a subcontract from UW?
The Research Grants are set up as sub-contracts by UW.
The Grants to Support Workforce Diversity in Genomics Research are simply reimbursed by UW/DCC for expenses submitted up to the awardee's approved budget - there is no subcontract for the professional development awards.
Access to GREGoR Data
Will awardees have access to the data generated by GREGoR Consortium to develop and test new computational methods, or for other purposes?
- Research Grant awardees will become Partner Members in the Consortium - this includes agreeing to the GREGoR Code of Conduct and other GREGoR policies. If access to GREGoR data is needed for your project, the PI for your group can request data access and will need to submit a signed Data Sharing Agreement. Note that there is no guarantee that sufficient data or any specific type of data will be available during the timeframe for your award.
- Grant awardees to support workforce diversity: it is assumed that these awardees will not need access to GREGoR data. If you require access and/or feel that Partner Membership in the Consortium would be helpful to your work, you can apply to become a Partner Member. Partner Members have access to GREGoR data once they submit a signed Data Sharing Agreement.
- See the Research section of the GREGoR website for more information about GREGoR data, especially the section "Accessing GREGoR Data" which includes information for the scientific community.
University of Washington, where the GREGoR Data Coordinating Center is based
The University of Washington is defined as a state government agency. A current W-9 will be provided to awardees. The address and contact information varies depending on how you intend to use the information. Grant compliance and fiscal questions may be answered by Data Coordinating Center (DCC) staff or forwarded to the University’s business office. If we are unable to answer the question, we will work with UW’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) or Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA) and get back to you.
The Contact PI of the Data Coordinating Center (based at the Univ. of Washington) for the GREGoR Consortium is Dr. Susanne May, email@example.com
For questions regarding general terms and conditions of a sub-award
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-9472
We will provide a UW-issued GC1# to reference
To submit invoices for reimbursement
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4966
We will provide a UW budget number to reference