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Do I need to have obtained a research permit to apply and receive an award?

Please note that copies of research permits and permissions are not required at the application stage. If an application is successful, the Foundation will request copies of the relevant permits at that time.  Grant funds will not be released to a grantee until the Foundation has received copies of all relevant permits.  For Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships, this permit requirement applies only to proposals containing a research component. 

Please list the permit(s) required for the proposed project and the estimated date(s) by which you expect to secure them. Your knowledge of the permits required for your project will help demonstrate your awareness of feasibility and ethics issues for your research, as well as your preparedness to begin. Depending on the project, examples of permits can include research visas, approvals or exemptions from Internal Review Boards and/or Ethics Committees, Human Subjects Approvals, Animal Care and Use approvals, government clearances, excavation permits, letters of affiliation, and permissions from the local scientific, academic, museum, institutional or tribal authorities involved in oversight of your research area. Please do not contact the Foundation to ask which permits you need: instead consult with your contacts and/or advisors.