Abstract guidelines

Along with the notice of intent, principal investigators must submit a two- to three-page preliminary proposal to the Division of Research and Economic Development (click here for email address) that:

  • Describes the project being proposed (title, basic concept, partners and roles);
  • Describes how the project addresses the sponsor’s purpose/goals/objectives ;
  • Indicates results of communication with sponsor’s program officer, if any;
  • Includes a statement of the capabilities that would make the proposal competitive, especially previous experience with the sponsoring agency or other prerequisites such as a precursor project, unique equipment or use of new and innovative concepts; and
  • Includes a realistic, cost-effective, preliminary, itemized budget.

Along with the preliminary proposal, PIs must include a two-page CV of the lead principal investigator (not counted as part of the two- to three-page abstract).