Scientific and Clinical Breakthroughs

Frequently Asked Questions


No, your SUS Member Research Mentor must be directly working on your project with you. 

If you are applying for the Resident Research Scholar Award, your SUS Research Mentor must be a SUS Member in good standing. Mentors may contact the SUS Membership Services Department at to confirm that they are a member in good standing. 

Yes, one letter should be submitted in the Mentor capacity, and another in the Department Chair capacity. In this case, the letter from the Chair may be kept short.

First, you must create an account at You will then receive an email which contains an Activation link. You will need to click the link to activate your account. You will then receive a second email notifying you that your account has been activated and an Autologin link. Retain this email in order to log into your grant application at any time prior to submission. You may also log into your grant account at any time by going to the log in page at If at any time you forget your password, you may reset your password via the log in page. Be sure to review all of the application instructions here first before applying. 

Yes. The SUS recognizes that mentored resident/junior faculty awards usually do not provide complete support, and therefore active or pending support from another source does not make you ineligible for an SUS award.  However, the impact of the SUS award on the awardee is one of several factors that the committee will consider, and the receipt of other awards (without justification for the additional support from the SUS) may negatively affect your chances of being funded by the SUS.

The letter should be from your Home Department Chair. In the application you'll list the "Away" program information where it asks for Secondary Institution Program Information. The Authorization Form should be signed by the Secondary Institution. 

Please be sure to check your SPAM/Junk Folders. 

For both the resident/junior faculty awards, applicants must complete Section 2 of the application, which includes SUS Member Research Mentor and Department Chair Information for the resident award and the SUS Member Sponsor, Research Mentor, and Department Chair Information for the junior faculty award. Once you have entered their information and selected the Send Email button, automatic emails will be sent to your letter writers requesting them to upload letters of recommendation directly to the system. Please note that applications are not considered complete until the letters have been received, therefore you should complete Section 2 well in advance of the deadline to allow your letter writers time to upload their letters. If you are completing your application in stages, you MUST also click on the Save & Finish Later button at the bottom of Section 2 in order for your letter writer to successfully be able to upload a letter for you. Letter writers will receive an automatic email with a link but will not be able to upload a letter for you unless you Save or Submit your application.  

Letters must be received by the application deadline May 31, 2018. 

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