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Frequently Asked Questions about the ROTRF (Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation) and about the procedure to submit a letter of intent.

Can I submit a Letter of Intent for a basic research project?
Can I submit a proposal exclusively proposing experiments in animal models or in vitro with material not deriving from transplant patients?
Can I submit a proposal proposing work with patients/patients' samples and including investigations in animal models or in vitro experiments?
Are research projects in islets or hepatocytes transplantation considered for grant awards?
Are research projects in cellular transplantation (e.g. stem cells) considered for grant awards?
Are research projects in tissue transplantation considered for grant awards?
Can I submit a proposal for an interventional clinical trial?
Can I submit an application proposing transplantation of organs that are not yet transplanted in the clinic?
Can I propose human cloning in my application?
I am not located in Switzerland, can I still apply for funding?
Can more than 1 Letter of Intent be submitted by the same Institution in the same cycle?
Can 2 principal investigators appear in the same Letter of Intent?
Can a person (investigator, research associate etc.) submit more than 1 Letter of Intent per cycle?
Can I have co-applicants in other countries/at other institutions?
Can I submit a Letter of Intent as principal investigator and be co-investigator on another ROTRF grant/application or joint ROTRF/JDRF grant?
Can I submit a Letter of Intent as principal investigator for the ROTRF grant award competition and be co-investigator on another ROTRF or Joint ROTRF/JDRF grant?
Do I have to be a faculty member at a University/Research Center to be eligible as principal applicant?
I am a post-doctoral fellow/trainee am I eligible as principal applicant?
How do I write the figures on the funding page?
What does CHF stand for?
Can part of the ROTRF grant be used to cover overhead/indirect costs of the project?
Can I use formatting commands while writting the research abstract and the research summary?
I have checked the number of characters for the research abstract and the research summary but the online system does not accept my text?
Can I include figures and graphs in the Letter of Intent?
Can I include tables in the Letter of Intent?
Where can I list co-applicants, collaborators, etc. on my Letter of Intent?
Where can I list publications' references in my Letter of Intent?
Can I submit my application on paper or via e-mail attachment?
Can I submit my application under the section: Letter of Intent - PRINTOUT?
Can I modify my Letter of Intent?
Can I get problems submitting a Letter of Intent on the last day before the cut-off date?
Will I get an email confirmation that the submission of my Letter of Intent has been successful?