The Leducq Foundation has established the following eligibility rules for investigators who may wish to participate in multiple Leducq International Networks:
Network coordinators cannot participate concurrently in any other Leducq network, in any capacity. Following the conclusion of the program of which they were the coordinators, they are ineligible to apply again to the International Networks of Excellence Program as a network coordinator, although they are eligible to participate as a member of another network. An exception is made for network members who, for whatever reason, have taken up the responsibility of network coordinator during the term of the network grant; they may apply to the foundation as the coordinator of a new network.
Network members may not participate in more than two Leducq International Networks concurrently. (This rule applies only to the 5-year term of the grant, and not to the no-cost extension period that networks may wish to pursue.)
Investigators may not submit more applications in an application cycle than the number in which they are allowed to participate if all applications were successful. Practically, this means that in any given year:
- Applicants for the role of coordinator cannot have their name on any other application submitted to the foundation, and cannot be participating in a current network unless participation will end before the proposed network will begin.
- A member of a current Leducq network, which is expected to continue the following year, can be included on only one application (as a member) to the International Networks Program.
- An investigator not currently participating in a Leducq network can submit a maximum of either one application where his/her role will be that of coordinator, or two applications for that of member.
- An investigator who is a member of two Leducq networks can participate in a network application only when one of the networks of which he or she is a member comes to the end of its five-year term.
Participation in an extended term, a one year no cost extension granted to Leducq Foundation networks, does not count as participation in a network for purposes of determining eligibility.