2020 Pilot Grants

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.
Award Amount & Duration: Up to $30,000 for a 1-year pilot project.
Award Dates:

  • Application Receipt Deadline: October 25, 2019, at 11:59 pm
  • Notification of Award: November 15, 2019
  • Funding Period: November 25, 2019 – November 25, 2020

2020 Mass Spectrometry & Epigenetics Pilot Grant RFA

Applications Are Closed

Past At-Large Epigenetics Pilot Grant Awardees

Year(s) AwardedInvestigator(s)Title of ProjectPublication(s)
2019Roger Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D. & Luca Busino, Ph.D.Determine protein degradation at the Chromatin Double Strand BreaksN/A
2018Kathryn Wellen, Ph.D.Diet and epigenetic regulation of liver metabolismN/A
2017Sarah E. Millar, Ph.D.Identification of non-histone targets of Class I histone deacetylases in embryonic and adult epidermis and basal cell carcinomaZhu X, Leboeuf M, Liu F, Chen S, Olson EN, Morrisey EE, Dlugosz AA, Millar, SE. (2018). HDAC1 and HDAC2 regulate homeostasis and tumorigenesis of postnatal epidermis. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 138, S28