Welcome to the LSDF Online Application System
The Life Sciences Discovery Fund uses an online application submission system to receive and process grant applications. Before using the online application, please read the RFP and application instructions that correspond to the specific funding opportunity for which you are applying, available at:
The LSDF application process has two components:
- Pre-proposal submission
- Proposal submission
The online application system is designed to accept both pre-proposals and proposals. The system is accessed via a log-in screen which asks for an email address and password. Applicants must register to save their email address and password to the system. To gain access to the system log-in screen, select the appropriate application type at the bottom of this screen.
The online system allows applicants to save their progress, so that all the components of a given application do not have to be completed in one session.
Please refer to the Grant Offerings page for details for each specific offering.
System Note to Applicants from Public Educational Institutions
For database tracking and continuity, LSDF has pre-populated the entity identification numbers (EINs) and addresses of the sponsored research offices of the public universities across the state.
For new users, when registering you will be asked to enter your EIN, and if someone has already registered from your organization, you will be prompted with that organization's information. If you are given this option, please do not create a new organization, even if the address is different from your location. You will be given a chance to enter your specific location's address later.
For returning users working on applications, you may see pre-populated address information; please do not modify this information. Principal investigators will be asked for their respective mailing address and department; however, the official organization address and EIN will be that of the sponsored research office.
Select Application Type
2012-2013 Opportunity and Proof of Concept Grants – Proposals (for invitees only)