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CAAT Grants Program for 2018-2019: Call for Pre-proposals

Deadline for submissions: April 21, 2017.

CAAT’s research grants program (http://caat.jhsph.edu/programs/grants) is a centerpiece of our work, providing initial funding for scientists to develop alternatives to the use of animals in biomedical research and product safety testing. To date, the center has funded some 300 grants (including renewals) for a total of more than $6 million.

Although relatively small individually, these grants offer critical seed money that allows researchers to demonstrate the value of a particular area of study so they can gain support from the NIH and other sources.

We have a stringent, peer-reviewed process for selecting the recipients of these grants. This process consists of sending each application to at least four experts in the field from academic, industrial, and government institutions. These reviewers evaluate the applications with regard to scientific merit, budget appropriateness, suitability to CAAT's mission, and expertise of the investigators. They also assign a priority score based on the scoring system used by the NIH.

At the CAAT annual advisory board meeting, these applications are reviewed by board members. Board members constitute the voting contingent for the grant applications and assign priority scores in a secret ballot format based upon a synopsis of the outside reviews and the board reviewers. The applications are then ranked in order of priority score and those that receive fundable scores are awarded funds based upon availability of money for the fiscal year.

We continue to monitor the long-term progress of the Research Grant Program by requiring our grant recipients to submit copies of publications resulting from the work supported by CAAT grant funds. We maintain a list of publications and an archive of journal reprints.

2018-19 Grants: Call for Pre-proposals

During an open period for call for proposals, please click the link below to be taken to the call for proposals and the online proposal submission.

For funding period 2017-2018, CAAT granted three projects.

  • Rebecca Clewell, ScitoVation (new)
    A System Biology Approach to Evaluating the DNA Damage Response Pathway
  • Christopher Vulpe, University of Florida, Gainesville (new)
    Improving Metabolic Accuracy of In Vitro Assays Using CRISPER/Cas-9
  • Hao Zhu, Rutgers University Camden (renewal)
    Advance Predictive Modeling of Acute Toxicity by Big Data

The call for this year’s program (2018-2019) is currently open. Click here to complete the pre-proposal form.

Visit the CAAT site for complete information.

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