What is the total amount of the IRL award/grant, and are there different components?
Total awards will be up to $395,000 per team for the duration of the three-year fellowship program. This amount includes the annual stipends for all three participants, a one-time team research project award, and annual mini grants for the community partner’s organization.
The first component of the award is a stipend of $25,000 per fellow for each year of the three-year program. These funds are meant to support time for participation in the IRL program. These funds will be paid directly to each team member’s sponsoring organization. In most cases, an individual’s sponsoring organization is their employer.
The second component of the award is for the team research project. We anticipate that the total 2.5-year research project budget, including indirect costs/overhead, will be $125,000. Each team will select an organization/institution (in almost all cases, this will be one of the team member’s employers) that will receive and manage the team research project grant. The recipient organization must be based in the U.S. or its territories.
The third component of the award is the annual mini grants for the community partner’s organization. Each year, community partners are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 to offset expenses related to IRL.