2012 HSCI call for proposals – P01 pilot grants in human cellular pluripotency

March 12, 2012

Application deadline:  Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) invites applications for Pilot Grant funding for 2012 under the NIH-funded P01 grant "Dissecting the establishment and regulation of human pluripotency" (PI Alexander Meissner, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology). The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for proof-of-concept studies. These pilot grants are intended to increase our understanding of the basic biology of human pluripotent cells and their utility for translational applications.

HSCI may fund up to 2 pilot grants in this round. Each project will be funded at a maximum total of $84,500 (direct costs plus the indirect costs allowed for Federal research projects as demonstrated in your institution's current negotiated Federal rate agreement) for a period of 1 year. Year 2 funds up to the same maximum total may be awarded to projects that have made clear progress at the end of the first year and would benefit from the extension to complete the proof of concept.

The number of grants awarded will depend on the number and quality of proposals submitted and the funding available. HSCI reserves the right not to fund any project. The decision on the appropriate level of funding for the project will be made by the review committee and will be based on availability of other funding sources.

It is understood that any tool or reagent generated as part of this Pilot Grant program will be available for sharing with the wider HSCI community.

Grant recipient will be invited to join the interlab meetings of the other program PIs (Eggan, Meissner, Mikkelsen, Rinn).

Click here to download the RFP.

Programmatic questions regarding the Pilot Grants may be addressed to Alex Meissner, PI, alexander_meissner@harvard.edu
Administrative questions on the Translational Program Pilot Grants may be addressed to Scott Balderson, Associate Director of Gifts and Grants, at scott_balderson@harvard.edu
Robert Perez, Grant Programs Assistant, at (617) 496-5295 or robert_perez@harvard.edu.

Summary timeline
Application due date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Review outcome notification: Friday, June 29, 2012
Award start date: August 1, 2012

See also: 2012, Announcement