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Research Grant Application

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PSC Partners is particularly interested in funding projects that have the

potential to discover a cure for PSC and/or identify effective therapies.

2023-2024 GRANTS CYCLE

PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS:

The deadline has passed to complete an Interest and Eligibility Form for this research cycle. See key dates below.

If you have any questions, contact grants@pscpartners.org.


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PSC Partners and affiliate PSC Partners Canada award annual grants that drive research to identify treatments and a cure. Past studies have addressed an important and novel, basic, or clinical research question related to PSC and closely associated diseases (such as inflammatory bowel diseases and cholangiocarcinoma). Our Research Grants Program seeks to encourage investigators to conduct research in promising new areas, with the goal that data generated will lead to further seed funding from additional sources.

AWARD AMOUNTS

PSC Partners awards two types of research grants:

  • Research Seed Grant: Funding is limited to $30,000 per year for two years ($60,000 total)
  • Young Investigator Award: Funding is limited to $40,000 per year for two years ($80,000 total)

KEY DATES

September 7, 2023: Interest and Eligibility Form Opens

December 31, 2023: Deadline to Submit Interest and Eligibility Form 

January 15, 2024: Deadline to Submit Formal Grant Application

February & March 2024: Applications Reviewed By Scientific/Medical Advisory Committee (SMAC), Board of Directors, and PSC Partners Staff

April 2024: Grant Awardees Announced

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WHO CAN APPLY?

To qualify for a Research Seed Grant, the primary investigator must:

  • have an advanced terminal degree (e.g. MD, PhD, or international equivalents) prior to the start of the grant period
  • be a researcher with preclinical (e.g. animal models, human tissue, organoids) and/or clinical (interventional, non-interventional, social sciences, etc.) expertise
  • be affiliated with an academic medical institution, research institution, or nonprofit/community-based organization

To qualify for the Young Investigator Award, the primary investigator must:

  • be in training or within five years of their last training position (e.g. residency, fellowship, post-doctoral fellowship) or degree (e.g. MD, PhD)
  • have completed an advanced terminal degree prior to the start of the grant period
  • be affiliated with an academic medical institution, research institution, or nonprofit/community-based organization
  • have a mentor or be willing to work with one if needed for the project

HOW TO APPLY

All prospective applicants must submit the Interest and Eligibility Form. 

  • Upon submission, please allow five business days for a response from the PSC Partners team. 
  • If eligibility is determined, detailed application instructions will be provided to the applicant directly. 

To request accommodations or inquire about this year’s grants process, please contact grants@pscpartners.org

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