The primary contact on the application is notified of project approval or denial via email from the application system. Only proposals that are recommended for funding by the review committee will be considered by the Foundation Board. Recommendations are based on the evaluations of committee members and external expert review. These reviews ensure that proposals considered for funding meet the high standards of quality and effective research sought by the Foundation. If approved, project start dates may fall as early as July 1 or January 1 (Start dates are dependent on finalization of the grant agreement and IRB approvals at the institution.