Grant Management Issues
How does a grant recipient apply for a second year of funding?
Before the appropriate application deadline, all grant recipients seeking second year funding should apply online using the "Apply Online" link found on the Applying for a Grant page. Next, click on the drop down arrow to select "Continuation Grant Project," then log in to complete the second year grant application.
Can budget changes be made to a grant after it has been approved?
Budget changes to a previously approved grant can be requested. The principal investigator should submit a letter to the Foundation explaining those changes in detail. The Foundation will then approve or deny the changes as soon as possible.
Can funds awarded in the first year of the grant be carried over and used during the second year?
Funds awarded in the first year of the grant may be carried over and used in the second year provided that they are used for the purposes approved originally. If funds are to be rebudgeted from one category to another (e.g., from the salary category to equipment), the principal investigator should request authorization by sending a letter to the Foundation. The Foundation will then approve or deny the changes as soon as possible.
Can a funded grant receive an extension of time without additional funds?
Yes, in many cases. To request a no-cost extension of a funded grant, the principal investigator should submit a letter, countersigned by an official of the institution, before the grant expiration date. The letter should indicate how much additional time is required and explain the need for the extension. The Foundation will then approve or deny the extension as soon as possible.
Can a project be transferred from one institution to another?
Yes, in many cases, but only if the original grantee institution is willing to relinquish the grant. To request the transfer of a funded grant project from one institution to another, the principal investigator who is relocating to another institution should submit the following information:
- A letter from the grantee institution stating its willingness to relinquish the grant
- A face page of the ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research application form signed by an official of the institution that the grant is to be transferred to, indicating its willingness to accept the grant
- A statement describing any changes in the available facilities, budget, project staff and/or resources at the new research site that might affect the project.
Once this material is received, the Foundation will then approve or deny the transfer request as soon as possible. If approval is granted, the principal investigator must submit a revised research protocol, informed consent form, and Institutional Review Board approval before the Foundation will release funds to the new institution.
What are the final report requirements for a grant?
Upon completion of the project, grantees are requested to submit a brief final progress report outlining the results of the studies. In addition, a summary of the project suitable for a nonscientific reader, not to exceed two pages, is requested. The latter report may be used by the Foundation to indicate the type of research it supports; therefore, proprietary information should not be included. Grantees are encouraged to publish their research findings in appropriate scientific journals and to acknowledge grant support of the Foundation. The Foundation does not exercise prepublication review of research results. Upon publication, it is requested that three copies of reprints of journal articles and abstracts be provided without cost to the Foundation.
Can a grant recipient apply for funds beyond the initial 2-year period?
Because of limitations in funding, the Foundation does not generally encourage current grantees to apply for renewal funding at the completion of their 2-year grant.
Who should I contact with further questions about the ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research grant program?
Please contact the Foundation's grants program director for more information about the grant program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 688-7152.