NACCCA Research Grant Call for Grant Applications

North American Clinical Chemist Association (NACCCA) is now accepting applications for the NACCCA Research Grant sponsored by the Dream Diagnostics Medicine (DDM). This grant is for research in a variety of areas of the clinical laboratory science, including diagnostics and detection technologies, medical devices, genomics/proteomics/metabolomics and emerging biomarkers.

Grant recipients must be a member of NACCCA. Funding of the grant is $5000. The awardee will be expected to submit a research progress report and present the research at an upcoming NACCCA Annual Banquet held at the AACC annual meeting.

Evaluation Criteria. Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Scientific merit including quality innovation and good experimental design;

Translational potential of research findings to clinical practice; 

Degree to which the research proposal is critical to the career of the applicant; 

Degree to which NACCCA funding is critical to the start of the project; 

Preference will be given to young investigators.

Application Instructions

Word limit: 2,500 words.

Research proposal should include the following section:

 ·         Title

·         Abstract

·         Introduction

·         Specific Aims

·         Project description (by specific aim) including preliminary figures (if applicable).

·         Projected timeline and budget

·         Description of applicant qualifications (limit to one paragraph; written by applicant)

·         References (not included in word limit).

 Application Submissions: completed applications must be submitted to Zhen Zhao, zhz9010@med.cornell.edu

Attach the following documents:

·         Research proposal

·         Curriculum vitae of the applicant

The application deadline is April 1, 2018.

 For more information or if you have questions related to the grant application, please contact:

Zhen Zhao, PhD
NACCCA President
zhz9010@med.cornell.edu