HSCI Call for Proposals – P01 Pilot Grants 2014

January 24, 2014

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) invites applications for Pilot Grant funding for 2014 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 of $50,000 in direct costs per year, plus the indirect costs allowed for Federal research projects (as determined by an applicant’s home institution’s current negotiated Federal rate agreement) for a period of 1 year. Funding for a second year 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, and is subject to the approval of the P01 PIs.
The number of grants awarded will depend on the number and quality of proposals submitted, as well as the availability of funding. HSCI reserves the right not to select any project(s) for funding. Decisions regarding the appropriate level of funding for any 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 P01 Pilot Grants may be addressed to Alex Meissner, P01 PI, alexander_meissner@harvard.edu.
Administrative questions regarding the P01 Program Pilot Grants application process may be addressed to either Rebekah Coble, HSCI Grants Manager (rebekah_coble@harvard.edu, (617) 496-3652), or Robert Perez, HSCI Grants Officer (robert_perez@harvard.edu, (617) 496-5295).
Summary timeline
Application due date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Review outcome notification: Monday, June 30, 2014
Award start date: August 1, 2014