Alliance Opportunities

Research Funding, Training, and Capacity Building Opportunities Available to Alliance Partner Institutions

This page posts current opportunities open to researchers and trainees at Alliance partner institutions.

2016 Laboratory-Based Molecular Biology Small Grants Program

The Alliance is soliciting grant proposals for laboratory-based research projects that are led by Principal Investigators (PIs) from the partner institutions and that are in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics/genomics, immunology, pharmacology, molecular epidemiology and related areas in the biological sciences.

The program is open to all disease areas and other aspects of health, as well as life science fields outside of health such as plant, microbial, or basic biology.

Applications must propose studies with specific aims that will produce
(a) sufficient preliminary data that may be supportive for applications to future, larger competitive research grant opportunities; or
(b) important, high impact research results.

Moreover, there should be a strong likelihood that the studies proposed will be completed and the specific aims addressed within the grant period.

The Alliance is particularly interested in applications that plausibly:
1. Seek to build or utilize new techniques or capabilities at the partner institution; and/or
2. Include or are directed towards eventual collaborations between the partner institutions and UCB scientists.

1. Applications for a Base Grant or Supplemental Training Grant must be submitted by a PI who is an academic staff member (lecturer or higher appointment) in the Colleges of Health Science or Department of Biochemistry at one of the following partner institutions: Makerere University or the University of Zimbabwe.

2. Applications for an International Training Grant may be submitted by any researcher affiliated with the partner institution.

3. Projects should be focused on laboratory-based, involving in vitro or animal model studies.

Grants are for a one year period and are non-renewable.

Grant types include a Base Grant (up to $25,000), an additional Supplement Training Grant for up to $10,300 in tuition and stipend costs.

International Training Grants are also available for those interested in conducting a portion of their project and obtaining training at UC Berkeley or another lab in the San Francisco Bay Area.

How To Apply

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