Letter of intent requirements
Letters of intent are due by Tuesday, May 1, for the 2012 SOA, and should be submitted via email to SOA@mayo.edu. The letter should be one page in length and include the following:
- Title and summary (one page limit)
- Name of principle investigator
- Principal investigator's department/division
- Names of co-investigators and their department/division and site (not more than two)
- Project title
- Project summary/abstract
- Statement on how projects meet program intent
The Scholarly Opportunity Award (SOA) checklist will guide you through the application process.
This checklist details the components of a complete application, and includes instructions and downloadable templates for your protocol and budget. It is the goal of the CTSA to make the proposal writing and submission process as simple as possible. Please follow the budget instructions closely and only submit the requested material in the order listed on the checklist.
Budgets will be created by Angela Dean for Florida investigators and Sue Rubow for Rochester investigators. Arizona investigators will submit their budget request to ArZ OSPA central mailbox 10 days prior to the application deadline.
Reviews will be conducted by the CTSA Scholarly Opportunity Review Panel to generate a score using the 2009 revised NIH-style format (1-10, with 1 being the best score). Each proposal will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Review criteria include:
- Potential for benefit to clinical practice and/or educational programs
- Potential for career development
- Potential for publication of results
Funding decisions will be made by each Mayo Clinic site executive board chair or their designees based on scientific merit and potential for career growth.
Resubmission of applications
Applications not funded may be resubmitted for consideration twice. Resubmission of previously unfunded protocols does not require updated department/division research committee approval unless requested by the CTSA Scientific Review Panel. However, a letter by the department/division chair outlining all research resources available to the applicant is necessary for each submission.
One-page annual progress reports are required during the life of the award, with additional three-year follow-ups assessing the number of publications and potential funding that each SOA generated. A final report is due at the conclusion of the funding period and should include a description of the arrangements made for implementing the improvement in Mayo's practice. The second year of funding, if requested, is contingent upon satisfactory progress.
Results will be tracked according to:
- Documented effect on clinical practice and educational programs
- Career development milestones
- Number and quality of resulting publications
- Intramural and extramural funding (if applicable)
The NIH Public Access Policy requires that all publications resulting from NIH funding be uploaded to PubMed Central. CTSA awards, including intramurally funded awards, must follow this policy. The Mayo Clinic Public Access Policy intranet site (requires that you be logged in to the Mayo network) will guide awardees through the process of uploading publications.
Please remember to cite the Mayo Clinic CTSA in your publication:
This publication was made possible by the Mayo Clinic CTSA through grant number UL1 TR000135 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).