Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation Call Opens

Through this programme, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative seeks applications aimed toward identifying unifying principles that underlie tissue homeostasis and inflammation at the single cell level. The programme is aimed toward developing new teams, consisting of two or three Principal Investigators (PIs) with different areas of expertise, who can advance interdisciplinary analysis of inflammation.

Examples of Potential Collaborative Teams and Research Themes:

Biologist and Biologist

Conduct parallel experiments on different tissues (eg transcriptomics) to identify common themes in inflammation (cells, signaling, genetics).

Combine expertise in two relevant fields (eg immunology and neuroscience) to study inflammation at the intersection of those fields.

Technology Developer and Clinician or Biologist

Develop, modify, or apply new experimental methods for use in clinical samples.

Develop, modify, or apply new experimental methods for use on archived human tissues.

Tissue Engineer and Biologist

Develop or improve disease-relevant tissue models using human cells, such as organoids or 3D printed tissues.

Computational Scientist and Biologist

Develop new analytical methods or visualization tools for studying inflammation-relevant cells, molecules, or tissues.

Integrate data of different types, for example data from cell culture systems, mouse models, and human clinical samples.

Computational Scientist and Clinician

Apply new analytical or machine learning approaches to the cellular analysis of pathology samples.

Clinician and Biologist

Curate and analyse high-quality tissue resources such as biopsies from inflammatory diseases and control tissues.

Proposed projects should be two years in duration with a projected start date no earlier than 1 March 2020. Actual start dates may vary.

Applications can be submitted by US and non-US non-profit organisations, public and private institutions (eg colleges, universities, research institutes, hospitals, laboratories), units of state and local government, and eligible agencies of the federal government.

Collaborations should include a minimum of two and maximum of three PIs.

The grant budget will be $175,000 in total costs per participating PI over the duration of the two-year project (including no more than 15% indirect costs).

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 19 November 2019 (5pm).

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