The MRC has now launched its first, cross-Board Call for Pump Priming Awards for preliminary research using IMPC knockout mice (http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/pump-priming-awards-for-preliminary-research-using-impc-knockout-mice/).
The aim of this initiative is to capitalise on MRC’s (and others’) investments in the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) (https://www.har.mrc.ac.uk/research/large-scale-functional-genomics/international-mouse-phenotyping-consortium-impc) and make best use of the resources, data and tools available. The expectation is to provide small, flexible awards to allow the take-up and use of the existing phenotyped and banked knockout lines and resources to support UK research. It is expected that this will catalyse more ambitious studies in the future.
Applications are invited from UK-based research groups to receive, via the MRC’s Mary Lyon Centre (http://www.har.mrc.ac.uk/about/mary-lyon-centre), knockout mice produced by the IMPC, and undertake early biological investigations that build on existing research expertise and underpin longer-term research goals.
This Call will run in May 2016 and 2017, with 10-25 awards made in September 2016 and 2017. Awards will be of 1-2 years’ duration and 20-40k in value.
The deadline for this year’s applications is 4pm on 8th July 2016.