Penn Epigenetics Institute Pilot Grant Application Announcement


2020 Epigenetics Pilot Grant Annoucement

At-Large Pilot Project Grant

The Penn Epigenetics Institute announces a request for applications of a Pilot Project Grant for faculty to conduct Epigenetics-related research projects. A broad spectrum of proposal topics will be considered. Including those that involve fundamental studies in Epigenetics as well as more applied or disease-oriented studies that utilize Epigenetics as a central component of the research.

Mass Spectrometry & Epigenetics Pilot Project Grant

The Penn Epigenetics Institute announces a request for applications of a Pilot Project Grant for faculty to conduct epigenetics-related research projects involving the use of mass spectrometry. A broad spectrum of proposal topics will be considered, including those that involve fundamental studies in epigenetics as well as more applied or disease-oriented studies that utilize mass spectrometry as a central component of the research.

Chemical/Genetic Screening Epigenetics Institute Pilot Grant Program

The Epigenetics Institute at Penn in collaboration with the High-throughput Screening Core (HTSC) at Penn is announcing a Pilot Grant Program to utilize the expertise and services of the core available to members of the Epigenetics community. The specific scientific focus of this pilot grant application is non-restrictive, but applications must utilize the services of the HTSC. Applications with a focus to utilize the cores’ ability to screen either a) FDA approved drugs and known bioactives library or b) siRNA libraries of Gene Ontology (GO) categories or user defined gene sets to identify/validate candidate gene targets are encouraged. In preparing a proposal, applicants are encouraged to consult with the core directors about the feasibility of a candidate screen, e.g. reporter gene assay, and budget. Importantly, pilot grants that are responsive to an upcoming RFA, future NIH Concept or other future funding mechanisms will be given priority. The science remains a priority; however, it is important to emphasize how results from utilizing the core’s services will be used to leverage additional funding to support an expanded study.