L.I.F.E. Foundation Research Grants

Invited Applicants

Review of Proposals

The Scientific Advisory Committee will review the invited applications for scientific content, likelihood of leveraging the pilot grant into NIH funding, and achieving programmatic goals of L.I.F.E. Specific consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate translational potential and robust collaborations among researchers/disciplines but will not be a requirement.

Progress Reports

All investigators who receive funding will be expected to provide a detailed progress report eleven months after the start of funding. The progress report should indicate project status, challenges, remaining project timeline, and estimated costs for completion. The second year of funding will be granted by the Scientific Advisory Committee based on review of the progress report.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact: Patty Brockman (patty@therandolphcompany.com). Please submit the application by mail:
L.I.F.E. Foundation
4200 Malsbary Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Instructions for Submission of a Full Application

The following items must be submitted for an invited application to be considered complete and eligible for review: All four items must be in DOC/PDF form and submited by mail or the Form located at bottom of this page.


In DOC or PDF format

Project Narrative

The Narrative, including specific aims, background, preliminary data and experimental design methods is limited to a maximum of six typewritten pages of discussion, using no less than 11 point Arial font. All appropriate details and graphics must be included in the body of the application and no appendices will be accepted other than appropriate letters of support. A statement of innovation and references do not count in the six page limit. For investigators moving into new areas of research, the lack of preliminary data will not preclude funding. The investigator must demonstrate how their research can be applied to the problem of brain health. The proposal should address the potential for future funding such as NIH grants. Supporting documents must include: itemized budget, budget justification, other support, and an NIH biographical sketch.

Budget and Justification

The budget must be itemized and a detailed budget justification must be included. Projects are limited to a maximum of $50,000 per year for two years ($100,000 total). Pilot grants will fund expenses directly related to research efforts but not faculty salary support, computers, travel, or indirect costs. Questions regarding allowable expenses should be directed to Patty Brockman (patty@therandolphcompany.com).

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Or if you have a recent NIH biographical sketch, you can use it instead of a CV.