Since its inception, ACCRF has relied upon its Scientific Advisory Board to lead a program of directed research. Certain building blocks of research were clearly necessary to put in place and the foundation approached investigators who had the expertise, interest and capacity to do so. Investigator-initiated proposals have always been accepted, and occasionally approved, but have not been viewed as the primary engine of progress.
Researchers who wish to submit a proposal should email the ACCRF Executive Director with a one paragraph description of the research project. If the concept is determined to be in line with the priorities of the Scientific Advisory Board, then a full proposal may be submitted. Proposals should be less than 10 pages in length and cover the following topics: (i) aims, (ii) methods, (iii) personnel (separate NIH biosketch may be submitted), (iv) budget with indirect costs limited to no more than 10% of direct costs, and (v) timeframe for project completion and any deliverables.
There is no set timetable for submissions. Typically, responses are provided to applicants within several weeks.
Grants from Other Organizations
Periodically, other organizations will announce requests for applications (RFAs) that are particularly relevant to the ACC research community. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) have done so in the past. ACCRF will post such opportunities on this website as they become available. The most recent example related to RFAs issued by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).