For the text of the submission, please use 12-point type, and either Times New Roman or Arial as the font. One page of supplementary figures may be added (words on this page will not count towards the 1500 limit in the project description). Letters of Intent found not to be in compliance with the format guidelines risk disqualification. The submission of supplementary materials, including introductory letters, is discouraged; they will not be considered, nor will they be returned.
To start the application process, please register to obtain a new account and follow the instructions, or, if you have already applied to any other program through proposalCENTRAL, simply login. Most institutions have been registered, but if yours is not on the list, please create a new institution when prompted. (If you do create a new institution, you need only include the required information indicated by the red asterisk, although you can enter additional information if you choose). Once you have entered the required information, and the system has registered the institution, you can proceed to the “Professional Profile” tab on the upper right menu. For purposes of the Leducq Foundation application, only section 1, “Institution and Contact Information,” is required. If you have applied, or are applying, through proposal CENTRAL for some other program, you may need to complete the other sections of the profile. If not, please do not complete the other sections. The information will not be included in the application for the Fondation Leducq. There is no need to add a biosketch at this point. Rather, the biosketches for all network members will be uploaded in a single application pdf file as described above. Once the institution is registered, and section 1 of the professional profile is complete, go to the “Manage Proposals” tab and create a new proposal. If you are returning to edit a proposal, you will find it here. At this point, you will be able to download the complete instructions for the Leducq Foundation application. Please follow the guidelines in the instructions and on the proposalCENTRAL website to prepare and submit the application.
The Leducq Foundation will notify applicants about the status of their applications following the spring 2022 meeting of the Rheumatic Advisory Committee (RAC), which will take place at the end of March. At that meeting, the RAC will select a subset of network applicants to submit a full application, information about which will be provided at the time of notiﬁcation. It is the express intention of the members of the RAC to limit requests for full applications to those proposals with a signiﬁcant chance of success in the ﬁnal round. Full applications are due in the foundation oﬃce in May 2022 and the ﬁnal recommendation of the RAC, to select one network for support, will be made at a meeting in July 2022. The Leducq Foundation Board of Directors will consider the RAC’s recommendation at the end of July 2022.
Please note that it is the policy of the Rheumatic Advisory Committee not to provide comments or feedback about unsuccessful LOI applications.
Questions about the electronic submission process should be directed to the proposalCENTRAL staﬀ, whose contact information can be found on the proposalCENTRAL website. Questions about the application, or about Leducq Foundation policy, should be directed to the Leducq Foundation oﬃce at contact@ﬂcq.org.