ICTS investigators seeking COVID-19 related research funding can request a letter of support to accompany their grant proposals.
To request a letter of support, follow these steps:
- Download sample draft letter of support available here.
- Edit the draft letter as needed. We recommend you customize it for your specific grant proposal.
- E-mail revised draft to email@example.com for ICTS leadership approval.
- The ICTS will contact you with final, approved letter of support provided as a pdf.
Washington University in St. Louis has a rich past providing the broad infrastructure and scientific environment necessary to support translational research. Today, this history prepares us to meet head-on the significant research needs during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated information on WUSM facilities and resources especially relevant to COVID-19 grant proposals can be downloaded here.
Reference the links below to obtain fee-for-service costs provided by the Tissue Procurement Core and Institute for Informatics for services related to COVID-19 research. These rates are for Washington University investigators, do not include subsidies for Siteman Cancer Center membership, and may differ for faculty at ICTS partner institutions.
Tissue Procurement Core: IMPORTANT NOTE (Effective 9/15/20), to partially cover the cost of specimen processing, the ICTS is instituting a $5/per sample surcharge on all COVID-19 biospecimens. Add this cost along with the SCC/TPC distribution charges according to FY21 pricing (pdf). Please contact Brian Goetz for a customized study budget.