Basic and clinical research pertinent to
the advancement of Human Reproduction in the fields of
Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, Assisted
Reproduction, Andrology and Embryology.
The applicant should
be holder of an MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent.
The applicant should
be an affiliate of an academic organization.
The planned research
should be carried in a Middle-eastern country.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION & GENERAL TIMELINE
December 1, 2013
must be emailed to
midnight GMT of
the above mentioned deadline. Late applications will not
Review by Scientific Board on
Education and Research.......................December
December 21, 2013
Earliest Start date........................................................................
January 1, 2014
Applications must be
typed in Times New Roman 12.
Margins should be a
half inch on each side.
Each section may be
The Research Plan
section of the application is limited to twelve (12)
pages, plus the Literature Cited.
Applications that exceed
this page limit will not be reviewed.
All Applicants should download and
complete the Face Page. The Applicant (or Principal
Investigator) should print and sign the Face page on behalf
of all co-authors.
A PDF copy of the signed Face Page
should be e-mailed to MEFS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
along with the application.
Please provide a structured scientific
abstract of no more than 250 words explaining the
subject of your research proposal.
Research Plan for applications is limited in length to
twelve (12) single-sided pages.
exceeding this page limit will not be reviewed.
In the Research Plan, include sufficient
information to permit effective review. Information should
be presented in a clear, concise manner, while being
specific and informative.
At the top of each page, type the
Principal Investigator's name. Each page must be
sequentially numbered at the bottom right side of the page.
Hypothesis and Specific Aims.
State concisely and realistically the intent of the
proposed research and the hypothesis to be tested. Do
not exceed one page.
Background and Significance.
Briefly describe the background of the present proposal.
Critically evaluate existing knowledge and specifically
identify the gaps that the project is intended to fill.
Concisely state the importance and rationale of this
research by relating the specific aims to longer-term
objectives. Do not exceed 3 pages.
Summarize any preliminary work pertinent to this
application that has been undertaken by the Principal
Investigator(s) and/or information that will establish
the competence and/or experience of the investigator(s)
to pursue the proposed study. Titles, complete
references and supplemental charts, graphs, etc., may be
submitted in the Appendix. Do not exceed 2 pages.
Experimental Design and Methods.
Provide detailed information about the study design and
procedures. Please discuss: primary and secondary
outcome measures; study design; study sample-inclusion
and exclusion criteria; sample size estimates; subject
enrollment including age range; gender distribution;
randomization scheme if applicable; data collection, and
a description of your proposed data analysis and
statistical procedures for. Do not exceed 6 pages.
Time Frame and Time commitment:
A detailed time-line for the study should be included.
Time commitment, effort and responsibility of each
author must be mentioned as well.
References should be numbered in the sequence that they
appear in the text and listed at the end of the Research
Plan. Each citation must include the names of authors,
the title, the name of the journal or book, volume
number, page number and year of publication.
- List the names (if applicable) and positions of
all professional and non-professional personnel
involved in the project. Indicate the hours per week
for each non-professional. For each individual, list
dollar amounts separately for salary.
- List and justify the need of all items and
equipment requested and the cost of each item in
Funds may be requested for patient care costs
specifically related to the proposed research. The
basis for estimating funds requested in this
category should be justified. The scientific need
for patient care costs will be considered in the
review of the application.
ORGANIZATION ASSURANCES & CERTIFICATIONS
Involving Human Subjects and/or Animals
order to protect human subjects and animals, all proposals
must include a letter from the applicant institution
certifying that an Institutional Review Board (IRB) has
reviewed and approved the procedures for the use of human
subjects, or human organs, tissues and body fluids, or
animals in the proposed research. If approval does not
accompany the application, there should be a statement in
the application indicating that such approval is pending and
the date when such approval is expected. The approved
certification should be submitted as soon as it is available
taking into consideration that the grant will not be
activated before the letter is received.
material should include:
Short biographical sketch and a list of relevant
publications related to the field of research proposed of
the principle investigator.
materials related to the grant proposal, not already