Pilot Studies: Apply for funding

How to Apply

Letter of Intent: Due March 24, 2023

Those who meet eligibility criteria must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Download and complete the LOI template (PDF form). Applicants must designate an I-STARR Investigator who has agreed to be a mentor for the proposed project. Applicants are required to contact the proposed mentor prior to submitting to obtain approval for the submission.

Contact one of the following I-STARR mentors:

Amy Mericle, PhD
Carmen Masson, PhD
Sarah E. Zemore, PhD
Leonard Jason, PhD

LOIs will undergo a competitive review process to determine if a full application can be invited. Invitation to submit a full application does not guarantee funding. Those submitting LOIs will be notified via email when a decision is made; decisions should be made within a month after the LOI deadline of March 24, 2023. 

Full Application (by Invitation)

Those whose LOIs have been approved will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Download and complete the Full Application template (Word doc) which should be contained in a single document and use single-spaced paragraphs, 11-point Arial font, and .5” margins.

Applicants will be notified via email when a decision is made regarding the application; expect notification within two months after the application deadline.


For administrative questions and to submit application materials, please contact: 

Ms. Adrienne Faxio
I-STARR Project Coordinator

For scientific questions, please contact:

Dr. Sarah Zemore
I-STARR Co-Investigator

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