Each year, The VOGM Support Network grants funds for research projects targeting aneurysm, AVM, or stroke research. These grants enable investigators (MDs, DOs, or MD-PhDs) to conduct pilot projects that address a specific hypothesis and generate preliminary data in preparation for major grant applications to corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies.
The grants are open to:
Nature of Projects:
Any research related to brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations or fistulas, including, but not limited to:
It is the intention that the seed data from these projects will indicate feasibility and appropriateness of the research prior to applying for further funding; therefore, emphasis is placed on research deemed to have the most potential for future funding.
We are currently funding only direct costs.
The successful project applications include a method of dissemination of project results (e.g., presentation at regional or national medical meetings and publication of results in a peer-reviewed medical journal).
The VOGM Support Network™ accepts Letters of Intent during the grant application period of September 1-October 1, 2024. Applications will not be accepted without an approved LOI. Funding checks are provided to US organizations only; individuals will not be considered.
Applicants must supply a Letter of Intent no more than two pages and address the following:
The Letter of Intent should be addressed to the VOGM Support Network™ Steering Committee and be received by 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on October 1st, 2024.
Upon review of a Letter of Intent, applicants may be asked to complete a full grant application ( add our own link). Full grant applications should only be submitted upon request from VOGM Support Network.
Successful grantees will be notified within 60 days of receipt of the LOI. We do our best to respond to all inquiries, but if you have not received notification from us within 60 days of your LOI submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Grantees will be subject to reporting requirements and those requirements are outlined in a Grant Agreement that will be signed at the time of acceptance.
Letters of Intent may be submitted by email to email@example.com and should include “VOGM Support Network Grant Request” in the subject line.
The application should be formatted in Microsoft Word and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications must be received by 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 29, 2024. Incomplete applications, applications that do not comply with instructions, and/or those that do not have the appropriate executed signatures will not be reviewed.
To find studies that directly correlate with our mission of supporting brain aneurysm, AVM and/or hemorrhagic stroke research and treatment.
The VOGM Support Network invites applications for basic scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms. Any project with the potential to advance basic scientific and translational brain aneurysm, AVM and/or hemorrhagic stroke research will be considered. Clinical projects will not be funded.
Provide a brief abstract of the proposed project. The abstract should state the long-term goals of the research, potential clinical significance of the research, and the methods to be used to conduct the research. It should not exceed three pages in length.
Provide a biographical outline of the qualifications of key personnel. Curriculum vitae may be substituted if current and comprehensive. Contact information should be included.
A.) Specific aims and expected outcomes
State concisely the goals of the proposed research and summarize the expected outcomes.
B.) Background and preliminary studies
Identify existing knowledge and how the project will supplement that knowledge without duplication. Explain the significance of the project’s potential impact. Discuss any preliminary studies.
C.) Detailed outline and discussion of specific procedures and methodology
Detail the research design, procedures to be employed, analyses to be used, including a description of the manner in which the data will be collected, analyzed and interpreted. Include a discussion of the roles of key personnel.
D.) Available facilities
Describe equipment, resources and facilities available for the project.
E.) Collaborative arrangements if any
F.) Timeline of events
Outline a sequence of events for the project, including anticipated timeframes.
Provide the project’s comprehensive budget. Include information on equipment, materials and salary support if any. Detail how monetary obligations not fulfilled by this grant will be met.
Grant recipients must submit an interim progress report six months after beginning the project and a final report within one month of project completion. Failure to provide the required progress reports may have a negative impact on future grant applications.
The interim report must include:
A.) A description of progress relative to original research objectives
B.) A list of resulting publications if any. Include abstracts as well as related oral presentations
C.) Any problems and/or delays encountered
D.) An overview of expenditures made to date
E.) A summary of results
The final report must include:
A.) A description of progress relative to original research objectives, and details regarding any deviation from those objectives
B.) A summary of results
C.) A statement as to whether the results of the research will be published or used as preliminary data to obtain further research funding. and create a better future for all.
All posters, publications, press releases and oral presentations of VOGM Support Network-funded projects must contain appropriate acknowledgment of the Network's support.
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