Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent degree and must be affiliated with a non-profit Sponsoring Institution at the time funding commences and for the duration of the award. Applications may involve multiple institutions.
The SCOR is led by an overall Principal Investigator, called the SCOR Director, who is responsible for writing and submitting the application. The SCOR Director of a funded SCOR is also responsible for the disbursement of funds to the various Projects/Cores, the conduct of the Projects and Cores, and adherence with LLS policy. Each Project/Core is led by a Project Leader/Core Leader, who is responsible for the management of that Project or Core. There must be at least three but no more than five Projects. There must be at least two scientific Cores and one administrative Core but no more than five Cores in total.
An application to any LLS grant program may not have aims that substantially overlap with the aims of any other application (either to the same program or to a different program) that includes the same investigator(s) as PI(s), Co-I(s), Project or Core Leaders, or collaborator(s). All such duplicate grant proposal submissions with substantially overlapping aims are subject to administrative disqualification, and such proposals will not be reviewed further or considered for funding. This policy applies to proposals submitted within the same application cycle, which is defined as all LLS calls for proposals – across all grant programs – that open within the same calendar year.