13 Mar 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
- reproductive biology
- international studies
- transplantation and stem cell biology
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.
- 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.