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Utah Genome Project Accepting Proposals for Functional Analysis Pilot Grant Program

Dec 22, 2017

The Utah Genome Project (UGP) released a Request for Proposals for pilot projects that build upon the mission of the UGP. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Genetic discovery in well-phenotyped human cohorts
  • Functional analysis of candidate genes
  • Development of new treatment or diagnostics for human genetic conditions
  • Development of novel methods to explore existing UGP data
  • Methods to assess impact of non-coding variants
  • Other areas that specifically relate to the mission of Utah Genome Project, for example, ELSI, multi-omics, use of electronic health records, and pharmacogenomics

The deadline for submission is January 25, 2018.

Decisions will be made mid-February, 2018 with funding to start March 1, 2018.

UGP will fund 4 to 5 pilot projects with a maximum budget of $50,000.

Proposal Guidelines and Eligibility

  • Only one research proposal per principal investigator will be reviewed.
  • Principal investigators must be at least 0.75 FTE tenure- or career-track faculty at the University of Utah.
  • Applications must articulate deliverables and plans for external funding.

For additional information, please contact Deborah Neklason.

The mission of Utah Genome Project is to investigate the genetic basis of human disease through genomic sequencing of Utah families to discover, understand, prevent, and treat challenging medical conditions.

The goals of Utah Genome Project are to build infrastructure and best-practice standards and to make this information available to Utah clinicians and researchers to promote genomic discovery and to discover novel disease-causing genes and pathways to improve diagnosis, testing, and treatment of human disease.