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Deadline: November 19, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) invites applications for two-year collaborative pilot projects focused on the role of inflammation in maintaining health and triggering disease. CZI will accept applications from teams of two to three researchers with distinct expertise. Specifically, CZI seeks applications aimed toward identifying unifying principles that underlie tissue homeostasis and inflammation at the single cell level. The goal is to stimulate collaborations across disciplines that will help define a new field. Successful applications will bring together researchers in different experimental, computational, or medical domains. They will address local cell properties and interactions in inflamed tissues and compare them to the properties and interactions of similar cells in healthy tissues. They will increase our understanding of the cell types that mediate inflammation, and their interactions in space and time. The two-year pilot grant period is intended to develop proof-of-concept for the experimental team and the approach, setting up future programs for detailed mechanistic investigations.

Amount: Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded.


  • Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have an academic appointment and be in an independent faculty position or equivalent at an accredited college, university, medical school, or other research facility
  • Independence is typically demonstrated by a full-time faculty appointment, a tenure-track position, allocated space, a start-up package, and institutional commitment as defined or verified in a letter from a department chair or equivalent
  • Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign non-profit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government
  • Collaborations should include two or three principal investigators (PIs).
  • Collaborations should be interdisciplinary

Note: See solicitation for a more detailed description of eligibility.

Link: https://chanzuckerberg.com/rfa/single-cell-analysis-inflammation/

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