March of Dimes Application Instructions / Guidelines

You will find several kinds of fields in your application forms – check boxes, dates, data entry and attachments.  Attachments are documents that are prepared outside the application using whatever editing software you desire (e.g., Microsoft Word), converted to PDF format and then uploaded in the Upload Attachments section of your application.  We require PDF format to preserve document formatting and a consistent reading experience for reviewers and staff.

We have very specific attachment formatting requirements. Failure to follow these requirements may lead to application errors upon submission.

Below are the links to supporting documents and files to guide you through this process. 

Supporting Documents for the BOC Application

Supporting Documents for the Research Application

Basil O’Connor Grant Application Guidelines

Clinical and Social Science Challenge Grant Application Guidelines


Innovative Challenge Grant Application Guidelines


Novel Discovery Grant Application Guidelines



BOC Frequently Asked Questions

Research Application Frequently Asked Questions



BOC Letter of Intent Templates

Research Letter of Intent Templates

BOC Biographical Data Sketch

Biographical Data Sketch

BOC LOI Template

Research LOI Template

BOC Application Templates

Research Application Templates

BOC Biographical Data Sketch

Biographical Data Sketch

BOC Current Financial Support

Current Financial Support

BOC Pending Financial Support

Pending Financial Support

BOC Budget Template

Budget Template

BOC Budget Justification

Budget Justification

BOC Payee Information

Payee Information

BOC Research Plan Template

Clinical and Social Science Challenge Grant Research Plan Template


Innovative Challenge Grant Research Plan Template


Novel Discovery Grant Research Plan Template

BOC Research Plan Citations Template

Research Plan Citations Template

BOC Professional Personnel Template

Professional Personnel Template

BOC Reference List Template

Progress Report Template (if submitting a renewal or BOC Phase-In application)