2013 HSCI call for proposals – P01 pilot grants in human cellular pluripotency

February 19, 2013

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2013

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) invites applications for Pilot Grant funding for 2013 under the NIH-funded P01 grant "Dissecting the establishment and regulation of human pluripotency" (PI Alex 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 select up to 2 pilot grants for funding in this round. Each project will be funded at a maximum of $50,000 in direct costs per year, plus the indirect costs allowed for Federal research projects (in accordance with the current negotiated Federal rate agreement  of PI’s home institution), for a period of 1 year. Year 2 funds may be awarded to projects that have made clear progress at the end of the first year, and which are poised to complete the proof of concept within the additional year.
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 or Robert Perez, Grant Programs Coordinator, at robert_perez@harvard.edu
Summary timeline
Application due date: Wednesday, April 1, 2013
Review outcome notification: Early June 2013
Award start date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
See also: 2013, Announcement