Concept Paper Format
The concept paper is a three page document that enables the ExecutiveCommittee to assess how well the proposed research fits with the Fund’sinterests. The three pages will be read together, although the StructuredScientific Summary is directed to the scientific members of the Fund’s ExecutiveCommittee, and the Structured Lay Summary is directed to the non-scientificmembers of the Committee. Concept papers should be emailed as a MicrosoftWord attachment firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concept papers that donot follow the guidelines below will not be reviewed.
Downloada template for the concept paper here.
Administrative Information1.Title of the Study2.Principal Investigator 3.Length of Study (Maximum 3 years)4.Estimated Total Budget (Does not need to be itemized)5.Supervising Institution6.Project Site(s)
Structured Scientific SummaryThe scientific summary should be no longer than one page using 12-point TimesNew Roman font and one-inch margins all around. The following informationshould be incorporated in the scientific summary:
Describe the significance of the medical problem under study. Include information on incidence or prevalence and severity of the problem in children. Describe what is not known about the problem that the proposal intends to address. Include any preliminary data or additional background information indicating the rationale for the proposed research.
Objective(s) and Hypothesis(es) :
Describe the precise objective(s) of the proposed research. State the specific hypothesis(es) to be tested.
Describe the basic design of the study. As applicable, includeinformation about study subjects, sample size, enrollment criteria, or other sample material to be used in the study. Indicate the primary outcomesand how they will be measured.
Discuss where the research is leading and in what waysand in how many years the findings might potentially influence the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of the particular medical problemin children.
Structured Lay SummaryThe lay summary should be 250 words or less and is intended as a brief,simplified summary for those who may not have scientific training. It shouldinclude three sections: