PHI is reviewing its grant-giving procedures.
The next "Call for Proposals" will be posted here
and widely disseminated.
January 12, 2012
Call for Proposals for The Research Fund for Post-Poliomyelitis and
Neuromuscular Respiratory Research
Deadline for Phase 1 is Friday, May 4, 2012
(to be awarded in 2013).
Help Find Solutions:
IVUN not only promotes research, but also funds projects that will improve the lives users of home mechanical ventilation.
We are looking for new and creative research projects: Projects that will examine respiratory problems due to a neuromuscular condition from a unique perspective. Or, projects that will move beyond the identification and quantification of known problems and will provide solutions.
IVUN is also interested in providing funds for pilot studies that will generate data to be used in obtaining larger grants.
For criteria and how to submit an application,
read the following:
The GINI Research Fund was established in 1995 by the Board of Directors of Gazette International Networking Institute (GINI). Impetus for this decision was a generous bequest from polio survivor Thomas Wallace Rogers. In 2003, GINI changed its name to Post-Polio Health International (PHI), and the fund is now called The Research Fund.
The Research Fund supports the work of researchers investigating the late effects of poliomyelitis and/or neuromuscular respiratory disease through one of two grants:
- The Thomas Wallace Rogers Memorial Respiratory Research Grant to study the cause(s) and treatment of neuromuscular respiratory insufficiency and the effects of long-term home mechanical ventilation.
- The Post-Poliomyelitis Research Grant to study the cause(s), treatment and management of problems of the late effects of polio.
The Fund's priorities are to provide funds to initiate new research; to continue notable projects; to combine with other resources to complete research into post-poliomyelitis and neuromuscular respiratory research. Applications of all three types, or any combinations thereof, are equally welcomed.
The Research Fund will award its seventh grant in the year 2012, with funds distributed in 2013.
The postmark deadline for Phase 1 is Friday, May 4, 2012.
Send the application in pdf format to Joan L. Headley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and one print copy to: Post-Polio Health International, 4207 Lindell Boulevard, #110, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2930 USA. Applicants will be notified by Friday, July 13, 2012 if they have been selected to send Phase 2 information.
The postmark deadline for Phase 2 is Friday, October 5, 2012.
Applicants will be notified by Friday, December 14, 2012.
One grant for a maximum of $25,000 is available.
A review panel of research experts, health care professionals and persons with disabilities will select a grant recipient.
The Board of Directors of Post-Polio Health International will approve the panel's recommendation.
Criteria for Applicants
- Applicants must be affiliated with an institution or organization.
- Citizens of all countries may apply.
- Applications must be in English.
- Proposals should be emailed in pdf format to email@example.com by noon central time on the deadline date.
- Please mail one print copy of the application.
- The research may be quantitative and/or qualitative and must follow sound and appropriate research standards relevant to the subject matter.
- The research findings must relate to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
- Preference will be given to innovative or original research.
- All requested information must be included. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
Phase 1 (Deadline Wednesday, May 4, 2012; notification Friday, July 13, 2012)
To be considered, applicants should identify which grant they are seeking – The Thomas Wallace Rogers Memorial Respiratory Research Grant or The Post-Poliomyelitis Research Grant – request a specific dollar amount (not to exceed $25,000), and submit a concise concept paper (not to exceed five double-spaced pages) describing the following:
- Title of research project and names of investigator(s) and institution/organization.
- Background information.
- Overall Goal/Specific Objectives/Hypothesis.
- Rationale for specific objectives.
- Relevance and significance to people with disabilities.
The lead researcher should also send his/her Curriculum Vitae (email preferred) and a letter of support from a high-ranking official of his/her institution/organization, e.g., department head, chief financial officer, president, etc.
A review panel from diverse disciplines will screen the proposals and determine whom to invite to submit a full proposal. Lastly, please submit an additional page that would explain the significance of the work to someone who is not an expert in the field.
Phase 2 (Deadline Friday, October 5, 2012; notification Friday, December 14, 2012)
Applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal must submit the following detailed information:
- The mission and current focus of the sponsoring institution/organization.
- The qualifications of the project's key personnel.
- A detailed description of the experimental design and procedures, and a timeline for completion.
- A plan for institutional review board approval for studies involving humans.
- An itemized project budget indicating specific costs the grant would fund. Furniture, construction and renovation expenses are not eligible nor are general operating expenses unrelated to the grant. If the submitted grant budget does not completely fund the proposed research, briefly describe other funding sources.
- Two letters from recognized and reputable research experts in the applicant's area of specialty that endorse the project's goals, rationale and design; two letters from people with disabilities who support the project's goals, rationale and significance.
Any other information requested by the review panel.
Additional contributions are needed to increase the corpus of The Research Fund so larger grants can be awarded.
"Contributing to the Fund is an excellent way to honor loved ones," says Joan Headley, Executive Director of PHI & IVUN.
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:
Post-Polio Health International (PHI)
4207 Lindell Boulevard, #110, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108-2915 USA
Checks should be made payable to "Post-Polio Health International" (US dollars only).
PHI also accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
To offer "Gifts-in-Kind" sponsorships, or to ask about the needs of PHI, contact Joan L. Headley, Executive Director, at 314-534-0475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHI's Federal I.D. No. 34-0961952