TLC Research Grant Program
About the Program
TLC's Research Grant Program is a donor-funded program designed to provide funding for seed projects. The goal is that these smaller projects, once completed, will garner interest from larger funding organizations. TLC will not fund any indirect costs. Please contact us if you would like more information.
TLC Research Grant Program Guidelines
Eligible Research Programs
Any research study that may contribute to the understanding and/or treatment of TTM, compulsive skin picking and related Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) - these may include experimental psychopathology studies, clinical studies, or investigation of phenomenology and impact across the developmental spectrum.
Projects will be considered for funding up to $20,000 per year, although smaller projects may also be proposed.
Candidates must have a relevant advanced degree (MD, PhD, PsyD) or be enrolled in a degree-granting program. If a student submits proposals, a research mentor must be identified in the letter of intent and in the application.
Letter of Intent
Applicants should submit a brief (no more than 3 pages) letter describing the investigator(s) and site(s), the proposed project and its scientific relevance, and a budget estimate (total costs - no detailed budget is needed at this stage).
The letter of intent is due December 14, 2012, and will be reviewed by members of TLC's Scientific Advisory Board.
All candidates will be notified via email by February 8, 2013 of whether to proceed with a full research grant application, the details of which will be described for selected candidates in that communication.
Letters of intent should be submitted via email to Jennifer Raikes: email@example.com
Complete Grant Application Due Date: March 29, 2013.
If you receive a request to submit a full proposal (you will be notified if this is the case after Feb. 8, 2013) please follow the guidelines below:
How to Complete the Application:
Please submit a research proposal of under 2000 words (4 pages) excluding references. Include:
- Your hypothesis and why it is important to TTM research
- A brief summary of prior relevant research
- The kind of study proposed
- Method (including the number of subjects, if this is a clinical study); major outcome variables and how they will be measured; and power estimates for the test of the primary hypothesis
- Proposed duration of the study (one year maximum)
- Number of study sites
- Name of the applicant organization
- Total direct costs (indirect costs are not funded)
- Investigator's qualifications to conduct the project
- Email complete proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than March 29, 2013.
The proposals will be reviewed by the Research Committee of TLC's Scientific Advisory Board. If necessary, more information will be requested. The committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval. Indirect costs will not be funded.
To submit a proposal does not require IRB approval. To receive funding, however, the proposal must have an IRB approval.
Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of TLC SAB members may 4, 2012, and notification of award will be made by June 10, 2013.