What are the MSFHR funding programs?
MSFHR has Personnel Programs: the Career Investigator Program (Scholar and Senior Scholar levels); and the Research Trainee Program, and Infrastructure Programs: the Research Unit and Team Infrastructure Program; the Networking Infrastructure Program; and the Institutional Infrastructure Program. The programs have different requirements. For further details, visit www.msfhr.org.
What is the Career Investigator Program and how much funding can I receive?
The Career Investigator Program provides partial salary contributions and Establishment Grants to eligible researchers. There are two award categories: Scholars receive $80,000 per year for six years, inclusive of benefits; and Senior Scholars receive $100,000 per year for five years, inclusive of benefits.
What are the requirements for a Scholar Award versus a Senior Scholar Award?
For the Scholar Award, applicants must have less than five years of independent research experience and for the Senior Scholar Award, applicants must have less than ten years of independent research experience. For other requirements see www.msfhr.org.
What if I already have a salary award from another major funding agency?
Recipients of other peer-reviewed salary awards are eligible to receive top-up and incentive funding for the duration of the MSFHR Award or to the end of the other peer-reviewed award, whichever comes first. If the value of the other peer-reviewed award is less than the value of the MSFHR award, the award recipient is eligible for a top-up to the MSFHR award category in which they are funded. Award recipients are also eligible to receive an incentive award which is 30% of the value of the other peer-reviewed award to a maximum of $15,000 per year, inclusive of benefits.
What is the Career Investigator Program LOI and why must I submit one?
For the Career Investigator Program, a letter of intent must be submitted one month before the full application. This allows MSFHR to confirm applicant eligibility. If you miss this deadline, you cannot submit a grant application for that competition.
What is an Establishment Grant?
An Establishment Grant is a one-time, non-renewable grant linked to the Career Investigator awards and supplemental to the host institution’s commitment to provide appropriate start-up funds and infrastructure support for the researchers.
What is a Common CV?
There are two types of MSFHR Common CVs: Abbreviated and Full. See www.msfhr.org for details.
What are the major formatting rules for MSFHR?
The margins should be 1″ all around and the text should be single-spaced, Arial (regular), 11 point. The page limit is ten for Scholars and five for Senior Scholars and one appendix is allowed. All references, figures, charts, tables, photos, list of your publications, consent forms, questionnaires, and letters of collaboration must be combined into a single file, converted into a PDF, and attached to your MSFHR ApplyNet account as Appendix 1.
Can I insert figures, tables, charts, and photos in the text section of my grant proposal?
You should include these items in the appendix.
What should go in the header and footer?
In the header include your name and your ApplyNet email address. In the footer include the page number.
When is the Career Investigator Awarded? Funding start?
Scholar and Senior Scholar awards must be taken up within twelve (12) months of the date of offer, July 1.
What goes in the Dean’s Letter?
For Scholar and Senior Scholar applicants, the Dean’s letter should offer the following appraisal:
- potential for innovative independent research
- major research accomplishments
- ability to contribute collaboratively to multi-disciplinary or ongoing departmental research
- leadership qualities exhibited locally, nationally and internationally
- involvement, potential or demonstrated, in training of researchers
- use of funds that will be freed up due to a MSFHR Career award
For Senior Scholar applicants only, a statement is required confirming commitment of an additional five years of salary support, comparable to a MSFHR Senior Scholar award, after the completion of the Senior Scholar award.
How does my Dean’s letter get submitted to MSFHR?
As of 2011, a member of the Research Office will upload your Dean’s Letter as part of your application on ApplyNet before the deadline. Keep in mind that the Dean cannot approve your application until both you and your Department Head have approved your respective sections.