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Ignition Award: $75,000 available for novel biomedical pilot research

Ignition Award: $75,000 available for novel biomedical pilot research

There are certain preclinical questions that simply cannot be answered in the lab or in a mouse model alone. In these areas of research, it becomes essential to test an idea in a non-human primate in order to determine whether or not a new treatment can be brought to human clinical study.

The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) provides the infrastructure for investigating biomedical and health issues from a variety of disciplines.

The Center is particularly interested in:

  • AIDS-related research
  • developmental biology
  • functional genomics
  • immunology
  • reproductive biology
  • neurophysiology
  • international studies
  • transplantation and stem cell biology
  • virology

Each year, WaNPRC and ITHS partner to offer the Ignition Award which includes $75,000 in research funds to use Center resources for gathering pilot data. The main purpose of this award is to build a basis for submitting an NIH or other larger grant application.

The 2019 Ignition Award applications are now open.

Key Dates

  • April 1, 2019: Full application due to the WaNPRC.
    No applications time stamped after 11 p.m. on April 1 will be considered.
  • May 1, 2019: Notice to awardees and other applicants
  • May 15, 2019: Budget initiation
  • April 30, 2020: End of budget period
    There will no option for no-cost extensions or carry-forward. This is an absolute end date.



Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

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