Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Single-Cell Data Insights (Cycle 3) | Research Funding


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Date 05.12.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) invites applications for the third of three cycles for 18-month projects focused on advancing tools and resources that make it possible to gain greater insights into health and disease from single-cell biology datasets.

Grantees will be expected to interact with existing groups to build community and accelerate progress. Applications are encouraged from computational experts outside the field of single-cell biology, but with expertise relevant to overcoming current bottlenecks and driving discoveries in the single-cell biology field. Projects may include: dedicated efforts to democratize access and usability of existing datasets; demonstration of utility by leveraging existing datasets to address impactful and challenging biological questions; and developing methods that enable greater biological insight and other major challenges brought forward.

Funding:       Focused projects* – max. $200,000
                        Expanded projects* – max. $400,000

Duration:      18 months

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by non-profit and for-profit organizations, public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories from all countries. Each application must have a minimum of one PI (Coordinating PI), but may designate up to three total PIs (one Coordinating PI and up to two Co-PIs). PIs and Co-PIs must each be permitted to receive grant support by the organization they are applying with.

Early-career investigators are strongly encouraged to apply as Coordinating PIs as well as Co-PIs.

How to Apply: The application consists of the following sections (called tasks in the grants portal): Coordinating PI Details, Organization Details for Coordinating PI, Equal Opportunity & Diversity, Project Details, Budget Description, Biosketches, and Optional Attachments. To complete the Organizational Details and obtain the Institutional Approval Form, contact the Research office.

*Grants will be awarded at two levels:
  • $200,000 USD total costs for grants that primarily support the effort of one to two full-time employees (FTEs) working on a given project.
  • $400,000 USD total for networked grants that will require the participation of two to four FTEs.
  • Funding is not intended to support experimental data generation.
  • Indirect costs of 15% should be budgeted and included within the totals above.

Deadline:      05 December 2023

Further information For any other questions, please contact the Research Office.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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