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

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

[NOTE: The application period for this award is now closed] 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.