1. Cover page including Project Title, Principal Investigator, Mentor(s), and Abstract (not to exceed 250 words)
2. Project Description (up to five pages, single-spaced, 11-point font minimum one-inch margins) which contains the following sections:
a. Aims and Significance (with specific hypotheses) (~1 page)
b. Research plan and methodology (~2.5 pages)
i. Should include a description of the data to be used or how the data will be collected; key variables and how they will be measured or defined; and an analysis plan.
c. Timeline for project completion (e.g., Gantt chart) (~0.5 pages)
d. How this proposal is related to CICADA’s focus (~1 page)
i. How this project is related to CICADA’s research focus on focused on improving health care delivery for older adults, particularly minority older adults
ii. How this pilot project will inform the applicant’s future research and how it will lead to larger funding by the NIH/NIA or another agency
iii. A description of the applicant including career objectives and how CICADA support would help achieve those objectives
iv. Proposed mentor(s) and a statement about their involvement and the role they will play in conducting the pilot project and supporting the applicant’s career objectives. Applicants without mentors who have a potential project should contact CICADA CICADA@pennmedicine.upenn.edu for assistance in identifying a mentor in advance of the application deadline
3. Project Budget
i. Proposals must include an itemized budget of up to $35,000.
ii. An accompanying budget justification should clearly describe and justify the specific items to be funded by the grant.
iii. A budget template can be accessed here.
4. Applicant’s current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
5. Biosketches for all Mentors, and/or senior key personnel. The current approved NIH Biosketch is required. Additional information is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm