Full Grant Application Requirements
Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant: The submission process for the 2018-2019 grant is now closed.
Winter Cycle: Letters of Intent must be received by August 1. After review by the Research Division, full proposals may be invited by November 1.

Spring Cycle: Letters of Intent must be received by February 1. After review by the Research Division, full proposals may be invited by March 1. 

Letter of Intent requirements and instructions are available on the Research Funding page.

Full grant applications should follow the format below.


Title page

            Title of Project 
            Principal Investigator’s name and contact information 
            Collaborators’ name and affiliations, if any 
            Proposed project period  

Abstract page

            Abstract/Project Summary (300 words)

Research Proposal - 10 page limit

1. Objective of Project

2. Hypotheses 

3. Background Information and Project Justification—Include summary of previous work, including data from preliminary studies (with references, if available.) Explain why the project is unique and appropriate in the context of prior work.

4. Research Design and Methods 

5. Risks to Subjects and Strategy to Assure Protection  

6. Project Timeline

7. Project Location

8. Future Plans Related to Project 

10. References (Do not count towards 10-page limit)

Other Documents

Budget – list total operating budget requirements. If budget is for multiple years, please list each year’s budget separately and in total.

Budget Justification – budgets should include permanent and consumable equipment, statistical analyses, staff salaries, and other direct expenses. Describe other funds available for this project, if applicable, including amount and source. 

  • There are no limits on the funding amounts that may be requested. Rather, the evaluation focuses on whether the budget is reasonable and the items appropriate for the proposed project. 
  • While SIS does not specify an upper limit for grant applications, larger fund requests will be evaluated on the perceived value of a study, taking into consideration the extent to which the study design utilizes existing funding frameworks, i.e. reimbursement available to an institution. Within any budget justification, please provide additional details to support the staffing levels.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) –  if human or animal subjects are involved, please supply documentation that this study was approved by an IRB. If your study was not approved by an IRB, please explain.

CVs and Financial Disclosures from any new investigators or consultants.

Institutional Release of Overhead and Indirect Costs – please have your institution’s administrator complete the paragraph below separately on your institution’s letterhead. Include Name, Signature, and Date.

(Institution Name) is aware that the Spine Intervention Society will not pay institutional overheard and indirect costs. I, (Name of Institution's Administrator), have reviewed this application and (Name of Principal Investigator) and I are in agreement that the institutional overhead and the indirect costs will not be deducted from this Research Grant.




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