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How to Fund a Participant

Initial Funding

After you have received the Department of Energy (DOE)-approved ORISE proposal to sponsor one or more participants in the Research Participation Program, the next step is to submit a funding document (an Interagency Agreement or IAA) to DOE. This indicates your formal acceptance of the proposal. You should allow approximately 4-5 weeks for the entire process to be completed. This time frame allows about 3 weeks for you to complete the internal FDA approval process for the IAA and up to 10 days for DOE to approve the IAA. Send the funding document directly to DOE and a copy to ORISE.

ORISE will notify you when DOE approves the funding, and DOE will send the signed originals back to FDA, following instructions provided by FDA when the IAA was submitted.

After DOE approves the IAA, you may appoint research participants to your program. You must send ORISE a completed Selection Form (PDF). The Selection Form identifies important information related to the appointment (researcher’s name, appointment location, brief description of research, starting date, monthly stipend, etc.). Upon receipt of this information, ORISE will send an appointment letter to the applicant.

The Funding Process

Complete IAA

Send IAA to DOE

IAA is approved by ORISE and DOE

DOE returns signed copy to FDA

Funding MUST be approved before participant can begin

On-going Funding

After the initial funding is approved, additional funds may be sent at any time by submitting an IAA to DOE; a new proposal is not necessary.