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Cyagen Animal Model Award Guideline

Sponsor:

Cyagen Biosciences Inc.; 2255 Martin Avenue, Suite E Santa Clara, CA 95050, USA.


Application Deadline:

Application deadline is May 31, 2017. Winners will be notified via email by July 31, 2017.


Eligibility:

All professionals in biological research anywhere in the world are eligible to apply, including graduate students, post-docs, principal investigators, and staff scientists. The awarded grant has to be used to fund the entirety of the animal model study proposed in the winning proposal.


Grants:

A total of eight winners will be selected, including one grand prize of $20,000, two silver prizes of $10,000 each, five bronze prizes of $5,000 each.

The grant can be used by winners as store credit for Cyagen’s animal model services within 6 months from the date of the award date of the grant. It cannot be used in combination with other coupons or discounts. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for the grant is allowed, except at Sponsor's sole discretion.


How to Apply:

To apply for your grant, please visit the grant program website and submit an online application form before the deadline of May 31, 2017. Each applicant will be required to submit the following information:

1. Name
2. Email
3. Phone
4. Title
5. Research Area
6. Affiliation
7. Address
8. Application Documents
The goal of Cyagen Animal Model Award (CAMA) is to support high-value biomedical research projects that utilize mouse or rat models. Each applicant will be required to submit the following documents:
(1) A research proposal detailing the following information:
  • Summary of the proposed study. This section should describe the background of your study, the biological questions you wish to address, and the significance of the study to basic research and/or clinical translation.
  • Description of the animal model(s) that you wish to create for the study. This section should have sufficient details to assess the technical feasibility of constructing such model(s). It should also outline, in broad terms, the experiments that you plan to do with the animal model(s) to address your biological questions.
  • Expected outcome and its potential impact on the field. This section should describe what you expect to observe in your study utilizing the animal model(s), and how these findings might help answer your biological questions and bring novel insights into the field.
(2) Supporting documents such as figures, tables and videos, which are optional.
(3) Your biosketch, which can be in NIH biosketch format or other convenient format.

Format of the Research Proposal:
1.
There is no length requirement, but we encourage concise applications. One to two pages of text with standard font size (not counting figures, tables and references) for the research proposal should be adequate in most cases.
2.
Figures and tables can be embedded in the text, appended at the end of the text, or submitted as separate supporting documents. Large image or video files can be uploaded as supporting documents.

3. Preliminary data are optional.

Check out this Sample Application to get ideas on how to write the research proposal.


Judging:

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of scientific merit, project feasibility, and potential impact on the field.


Confidentiality:

Cyagen cares about your privacy. All information submitted by applicants is strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside the grant review committee.

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