Collaborative Research Opportunity in Functional Genomics for Target Discovery.
Note: Applications closed on December 1, 2022. Please watch for future calls for applications.
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) and Apple Tree Partners (ATP) invite principal investigators affiliated with UC Berkeley or UC San Francisco to apply for an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the new Center for CRISPR Target Discovery and accelerate the treatment and prevention of human disease through interrogation and validation of novel drug targets and platforms.
The Center for CRISPR Target Discovery (CCTD) is a state-of-the-art functional genomics laboratory created by IGI and the life sciences venture capital firm ATP to use the power of CRISPR-based technologies to accelerate the exploration and validation of new biological targets that can be translated into novel therapeutics to answer unmet needs. Since the CCTD was initiated in the fall of 2021, six projects have been selected for funding.
The 2022 Request for Applications is extended to members of the UCB and UCSF research community who have an interest in potentially creating a company based on project outcomes in collaboration with ATP. Projects accepted to the Center for CRISPR Target Discovery are envisaged to be 1 to 2 years long and will include comprehensive project support for experiments within PI laboratories as well as at the CCTD at IGI as needed.
PIs must hold their primary or adjunct appointment at UC Berkeley or UC San Francisco.
The Center for CRISPR Target Discovery anticipates funding 2–4 projects within this cycle. The budget allowance is $250,000 per project in total costs for the first year, with funding to begin March 1, 2023. The allowance of Year 2 funding will depend on progress during Year 1.
Applications should use the following format:
Candidates are asked to include the following in their application, submitted as one single PDF file, in the following order:
1) A 3-page project description (including figures and references) with:
2) An NIH biographical sketch/CV
3) A concise proposed budget
Applications are closed for the Fall 2022 cycle.
Proposals will be reviewed by a CCTD Review Board. External experts, selected by the Review Board, will be called upon if necessary.
The peer-review process will be completed and applicants notified of funding decisions by Spring 2023.
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