You were asked to provide a reference document because you are familiar with the applicant's scientific interests and abilities. You will be required to upload a reference document to the ProposalCentral online application system. A reference document is confidential and is not viewable by the applicant (principal investigator) or others associated with the application. References are critical to evaluation of the proposal.
IMPORTANT: The applicant will not be able to submit the proposal until you have uploaded your reference document.
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Reference Report/Letter Content
Merit Award and Established Investigator Award Referees:
This is a confidential communication, to be completed by the person providing a reference. Please create a document to address the three points below. AVOID referring to personal circumstances or attributes of the applicant: Marital status, age or gender (e.g. young, woman, man), juggling of factors such as child care or illness, and roles of the applicant outside of the professional setting (e.g. mother, husband, father).
Note: The applicant’s Department Head may not submit a reference letter.
After completion, convert your document to a PDF, and upload it to ProposalCentral by using the link in the email that was sent to you.
Address the three items below, in no more than 4 pages:
- Investigator’s promise (strengths and limitations) and the impact the award would have on his/her career.
- Your knowledge of the investigator’s past scientific accomplishments and publications.
- The investigator’s demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular diseases and/or brain health.
Predoctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Referees:
Please download the Reference Report (.doc) Form, complete it and save it as a PDF document. Then upload it to ProposalCentral by using the link in the email that was sent to you.
This is is a confidential communication, to be completed by the person providing reference. No more than 4 pages are allowed.