All applications must be completed and submitted through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s online grants management portal at https://apply.chanzuckerberg.com. It is recommended that applicants familiarize themselves with this portal well in advance of any deadlines. Detailed application instructions are available here, as well as in the grants management portal at https://apply.chanzuckerberg.com/.
The application consists of the following sections:
- Applicant Details (Part 1 and Part 2): Information about the Coordinating Principal Investigator for the collaborative team
- Organization Details for Coordinating PI
- Project Details:
- Project Title
- Full paper or preprint citations (with PubMed or bioRxiv links), GitHub repository links, data repositories, protocols.io submissions and/or similar documentation for up to five of the most significant contributions members of the Seed Network have made that are relevant to the proposal.
- Abstract/Project Summary (250 words maximum).
- List of Co-Principal Investigators and individual statements from each co-PI describing their specific contributions (up to 750 words total).
- Project Proposal including:
- Abstract: Succinct description of the Seed Network research project (250 words maximum; can be the same as above in project details).
- Proposal Body: (2000 words maximum) Should include two parts:
- Scientific goals of the project: Define the scientific goals of your research, as well as the contribution to the wider HCA community and how the project will benefit from being a part of the Seed Networks.
- Tools and resources: We are particularly interested in the tools, resources, and/or specific expertise that your group would like to develop or bring to the collaborative Seed Network projects, and the tools/resources that could be generated by other Seed Networks or CZI that would benefit your work.
- Figures (optional): limited to one page, inclusive of legends.
- References Cited in your proposal (no word/page limit).
- Brief preliminary budget (one page per PI maximum): Description can be at a high-level and in narrative or tabular form, outlining costs for personnel, supplies, equipment, travel, subcontracts, other costs, and up to 15% indirect costs (excluding equipment and subcontracts). Budget should be requested in US dollars. Application budgets must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project within your group. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will work closely with successful applicants to arrive at a mutually acceptable budget after review.
- Biosketches for Coordinating PI and all co-PIs listed above (five pages maximum per biosketch, NIH format or similar).
- Letters of Commitment signed from each co-PI.
The proposal, biosketches, brief preliminary budget, and letters of commitment must be uploaded in PDF format. All text in these documents must be in Arial 11 point font or larger and no less than single spaced with minimum of half inch margins on all sides.
The formatting and component requirements, including word and page limits indicated above, will be enforced by the review team. Any submitted materials that exceed the word and page limits or do not follow the requirements will not be considered during the application review process.
Please note that this application is considered a pre-proposal. For successful applications, we will request additional materials, co-signed by your institutional officials, to determine final budget and administrative details of the award. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative does not require institutional sign-off at this stage of the application process, but we strongly suggest that you consult your home institution to determine your eligibility to apply for this grant and your institutional policy on indirect costs.