PGRN-Myriad Research Grant
Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2024
Project Period: 12 months from funding date
Grant Award: Up to $25,000
PGRN and Myriad seek to facilitate high quality research in pharmacogenomics for mental health. It is anticipated that one PGRN Myriad grant up to $25,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to PGRN members this year.
Possible topics include (but are not restricted to):
Proposals that include participants from ancestrally understudied groups will be prioritized.
Myriad requests a 30-day courtesy review prior to submission of a manuscript or abstract to a journal or conference, so that they are aware of the publication and may help, if appropriate, promote it when published. All published work supported by this grant must include the following acknowledgement: “This project was supported (or supported in part) by the PGRN Myriad Research Grant”
Applicants must be PGRN members. Trainees are eligible with faculty sponsorship documented in a letter of support. Proposals must have a clear mental health focus.
Proposal (no more than 4 pages, excluding references, biosketch/CV, budget justification, and letters of support)
The following sections should be included in your proposal. Applicants have flexibility in the organization, but all the following sections are required.
Investigator(s) Biographical Sketch/CV
A brief (max 5 pages) NIH or equivalent biographical sketch is required for all investigators with funded effort on the grant. NIH biographical sketch format, instructions, and examples can be found here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm. If a biosketch is not available a CV (5 pages max) can be provided.
Budget and justification (half page)
Provide a detailed budget and justification that will be considered in the review. Budgets should be realistic and any additional funds available to contribute to the project should be discussed at a high level. A detailed budget for items that are part of the infrastructure that support the project, but are outside of the scope of the grant, are not required. Indirect costs are not allowed.
The funding can be used for a variety of purposes, including to support effort for individuals to collect, clean, merge, analyze, or publish data. Funding for additional genotyping in pharmacogenetic validation studies or for investigator/librarian time to develop a high-quality meta-analysis on a broad mental health PGx topic, for example, are acceptable.
Criteria for Review
Proposals will be reviewed by an Expert Review Panel with support from the PGRN Scientific Committee. Scorable criteria include significance in mental health pharmacogenomics, study design and analysis, diversity of the study population, and feasibility of completion during funding period with the funds available. Investigators will be assessed as acceptable or not, consistent with new NIH criteria. Each proposal will be reviewed by at least two reviewers and applicants with competitive scores will be reviewed for prioritization for funding by the entire review panel. Reviewer comments will be summarized and shared with all applicants after the final funding decision. The final selection for funding will be made by the PGRN Executive Council.
HOW TO APPLY
Combine the materials mentioned above into a single .pdf
Send as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Midnight (PST) February 15th, 2024