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No, not at the time of application, but principal investigator applicants should apply for EFDC membership concurrently. Co-investigators included in the research team are not required to be EFDC members but are strongly encouraged to apply so they may benefit from EFDC’s research resources. 

No, an investigator may only apply as the principal investigator on one application per cycle. However, an investigator may serve as a co-investigator on more than one application per cycle.

An underrepresented investigator is any researcher whose individual identity has been historically excluded, underrepresented or otherwise minoritized in medicine, science, academics and/or research. These identities may include but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ2s+, disabled, first generation advanced degree, etc.

We anticipate funding 3-5 projects per year with grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 per project.  

Proposed project activities may be conducted for one to two years. For the spring/summer cycle, the project period will begin in August and run for up to 24 months.

Impact Grant funds may be used for direct research costs (such as supplies, services, participant incentives), support salary for faculty and/or staff for actual time spent on the project, or other costs, as long as they are specific to the proposed project. No indirect costs will be provided through these grants.

No, not at any point during the application process. 

Yes, international research projects are eligible in this funding program.