A consultant contributes to the scientific development or execution of the project. Typically, a consultant has a doctoral or other professional degree. A consultant may provide discrete services that are performed in a limited time or occasionally contribute a specific method/technique/analysis or materials for the project.
In the case of fellowship awards, the services of a consultant are not routine and should only be listed where the consultant is essential to the proposed research training experience.
As a consultant, you will need to provide a letter describing specific services for the project.
Note: The applicant cannot submit his/her application without your document; therefore, it is important that you meet the applicant's deadline. Send your document electronically to the applicant. The applicant will upload the document to his/her application.
A collaborator, consultant or sponsor contributing to an application that requires reference letters may not serve as a referent. If you have been asked to provide a reference document, notify the applicant immediately.