Before Applying for FACCTS Funding

Checklist for Potential FACCTS Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to prepare in advance the following statements and documents before starting the application submission process.

I. STATEMENTS, to be drafted, edited, and checked for length (word-count) with a word processor, then copied and pasted into the appropriate text boxes. Please keep the various statements at or under specified word counts.

  • A Proposal Abstract, or non-technical summary of the proposed project (not to exceed 125 words)
  • A Collaborative Research Statement (not to exceed 250 words) that: 1) summarizes the nature and extent of your professional relationship with the Key Individual in France (KIF), 2) indicates areas of strength/expertise that his or her lab will bring to the project, and 3) briefly describes how these assets will complement those of your lab in the context of this project.

II. DOCUMENTS (to be prepared, saved as pdf files, then uploaded where requested)

  • A Proposal Description (not to exceed 2 pages) that includes sufficient information to evaluate the project independent of any other document. The document should be understandable to the non-specialist and should state (where appropriate) key objectives, timetable for completion of various stages of the project, and general or specific outcomes (deliverables) that you expect if this project is fully funded. Please make sure that your name appears in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of this document.
  • A Biosketch (up to 2 pages in either NSF or NIH format) of the Chicago Principal Investigator (CPI)
  • A Biosketch (up to 2 pages, in any format) of the Key Individual in France (KIF)


  • An itemized budget that adds up to the total requested
  • A response to a question whether partial funding would be accepted, and if so the minimum required.
  • A brief budget narrative
  • A brief statement describing the material and financial resources provided by the partner laboratory in France
  • A response to questions about the Chicago PI's FACCTS application and funding history.