ARF Pre-proposal Application

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Pre-proposals are due April 1. Successful applicants will be notified and invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline for full proposals is September 1. The earliest funding date is January 1.

Please submit pre-proposal electronically to Patricia Craven at

One signed hard copy should also be sent to

Alan A. Rosenbloom, MD
Black Tulip Farms
824 Poplar Trail
Siler City, NC 27344

Pre-proposal Format

  1. Cover Page: Download cover page.
  2. Hypothesis
  3. Objectives
  4. Preliminary Data: Summarize any work that you have performed that supports the feasibility of the proposed work.
  5. Significance: Briefly describe the importance of the proposed study, relevance of the study to ARF's interests and how your approach will provide new information on the problem.
  6. Experimental Design and Interpretation: Explain what results are expected and how they will be interpreted with respect to the study objectives. For clinical studies, document availability of sufficient case material. Multi-centered investigations may be necessary to provide sufficient case material.
  7. Materials and Methods: Briefly describe the methods that will be used and provide relevant references to the literature.
  8. Statistical Analysis: Explain how you determined the number of animals required for each group and how the data will be analyzed.
  9. Resources Available: Describe equipment and space which are available to support the proposed project.
  10. Literature Cited
  11. Budget: A detailed budget should be included. Justify all expenses.

Length of Pre-proposal

The main body of the proposal, Parts 2–9, cannot exceed two (2) single spaced typed 8.5 x 11 inch pages, having one (1) inch margins and using a 10–12 point font. Number all pages sequentially starting with the cover page. One (1) additional page can be used for literature citations.