Jacobs Institute -
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
Scholar In Women's Health Care

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the application need an abstract? Yes, the abstract should be on the cover page with full applicant identification including name with major academic degrees, institution, city, and state. A specific address and office telephone number should be provided for the person responsible for correspondence concerning the application.

What should I include in the application? What about appendices? The application should include aims, background, related research, methodology, analysis of results, and possible limitations. It should not exceed six pages. Supporting materials should include a cover sheet with abstract and applicant identification, a timetable, budget with justification, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference. Additional appendices should be kept to a minimum and are discouraged.

To whom should I address the grant application? Martha Romans, Executive Director, Jacobs Institute of Womens Health.

How many copies of the project application should I send? Please send three complete copies (original and two copies) of the application and supporting materials.

Can my references arrive separately? Yes, please have them sent in triplicate postmarked by the October 15 due date.

Are overhead or indirect cost allowed? No.

Can the grant be used to cover travel, materials development, salaries for staff, supplies, fringe benefits, etc.? Yes, the applicant may submit whatever budget they deem appropriate to accomplish the research goals.

Can my project have other sources of funding? Yes, but priority will be given to projects which have the Jacobs Institute Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Scholar Award as the primary source of funding.

How is the grant money paid out? $25,000 is provided on the effective date of the grant. The final $5,000 is payable on completion of the project and receipt of the final manuscript. Payment of funds must be made to the sponsoring institution or organization and will NOT be made to an individual.

How many applications did you receive for the grant last year? Eighty-one (81).

What kinds of applications typically are not successful? Basic laboratory research and evaluations of local, non-generalizable projects are fatal flaws considering the intent of this award. Also, small qualitative studies should not be the primary focus of the application, but may be included as part of a larger study.

I have an idea for a project; may I call the Jacobs Institute and ask if it is appropriate? No. Applications are reviewed by an external review panel. This sheet and the brochure should offer any guidelines you may need. If you still have remaining questions, you may call the Institute, but unfortunately we cannot judge the acceptability of your project.

How many years has the grant been given? This is the seventh year. Previous recipients include: Janice I French, CNM, MS, for "Excess Risk for Preterm Birth Among African American Women Associated with Reproductive Tract Infections"; Barbara A. Bartman, MD, MPH, for "Racial Differences in Estrogen Use Among Middle-Aged and Older Women"; Jennifer B. Unger, PhD for "Low Rates of Contraceptive Use Among Latina Women: Social, Cultural, and Demographic Correlates"; William G. Swartz, MS, for "Occupational Demands in Women and Adverse Birth Outcomes"; Elizabeth Goodman, MD, for "Socioeconomic Status and Depression Among Adolescent Women"; and Kelli Koltyn, PhD, for "Association Between Physical Activity, Physical Functioning and Quality of Life in Older Women Residing in Long Term Care Facilities."

 Revised 9/00