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Epigenetics Current Funding Opportunities


2016-2017 Pilot Grant Program


The UND Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE): Epigenomics of Development and Disease is announcing a new pilot grant program for 2016/2017. The funding opportunity is a short-term pilot grant program that is designed to allow researchers to generate preliminary data using epigenomics platforms in order to increase their ability to compete for extramural awards.

This is a competitive pilot grant program to support novel, innovative research that fits with the overall goal of the COBRE: to promote research focused on understanding the functional role of epigenetic changes in biological systems.

Intent to apply due date: If you are interested in applying, please send a descriptive title by July 1st, 2016 to Roxanne Vaughan.

Application due date: July 18th, 2016

Application format: Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing the research proposal including specific aims, preliminary data (if available) and experimental design (3 page limit total), NIH new format biosketch, one-page budget, and references (not counted in page limit) to Mary Bohlman

Maximum award: $40,000

Eligibility: All basic science/clinical/translational/population health or other faculty members throughout the University of North Dakota are encouraged to apply. Also prior to submission, all applicants are encouraged to discuss their research aims and methodology with epigenetics group members in order to maximize synergy within the group.

Awards: Grants will be awarded based upon the standard NIH criteria (Significance, Approach, Innovation, Investigator, Environment), the ability to expand novel research capabilities in the COBRE, and the potential for the data, which is generated to support competitive proposals for extramural funding. The grants will be funded through a competitive review process with external reviewers.

Note: All funds must be spent by May 31st, 2017.

Awardees will be expected to present their research at the group lab meetings, and participate in COBRE activities including but not limited to the annual symposium, research retreats, lab meetings, and seminar series.  

* For questions on eligibility, format, or other requirements of COBRE investigators, please contact Roxanne Vaughan, 701-777-3419.