Grant Checklist


√ Grant Application

√ Abstract

√ Specific Aims

√ Background and  

√ Research Plan

√ Budget

√ Mentor's Letter of 

√ Curriculum Vitae




2017 REI Fellow Research Grant

JUST ANNOUNCED!!!                          (Sponsored by Ferring) 

Two Research Awards of $10,000 each for basic science or clinical research are available.  

a.   Applicant must be a REI fellow in first or second year of fellowship of an accredited program
b.   The applicant must be an NEFS member (you may apply prior to submission at $160 standard rate)
c.   Only one proposal can be submitted per applicant in any given application year
d.   Previous winners may not apply
e.   Winners must be able to complete research in 2018 calendar year and present at the 2019 annual meeting held in Spring 2019

Applicants will submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scientific abstract (500 words maximum)
  • Research Plan including specific aims, background and significance and project design with projected timeline for completion of specific phases of the project (3 page maximum).  A budget clearly stating what aspects of the project will be supported by the award must be submitted. Indirect costs are allowed, but not for institutional overhead. (3 page maximum) 
  • Letter of support from a Mentor (who will be present and introduce applicant - if selected - at 2019 meeting)

Award applications should be submitted by the January 1, 2018.  Winners of the awards will be announced in January via email and online at our website.  Award announcement is planned for January 15, 2018 and distribution of funds by the end of January.

Upon acceptance of the research award, recipient will be asked to sign a research agreement which will clearly state the recipient’s obligation to provide NEFS and Ferring with an end of the award year progress report.  If a selected award recipient fails to sign a research agreement, the award will be granted to the next highest scoring proposal.

  • A progress report will be sent to the NEFS research committee and Ferring at mid-year and the end of the first award year.  The progress report will include a summary of research completed including:

a) results;
b) description of relevance of results with appropriate statistical analysis;
c) placement of these results in the context of the project’s objectives and hypothesis, and
d) clearly stated conclusions.

  • Results will be presented at 2019 NEFS annual meeting -(may be presented elsewhere first and presented
    at NEFS in the previously-submitted category)
  • The annual NEFS meeting registration fee will be waived for the award recipient presenting research results.



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