If you have a project or challenge you would like to solve, submit your proposal
Guidelines for grant proposals
Grant proposals must conform to the following guidelines to be eligible for consideration.
- Involves the usage of existing OpenArray® NT Imager and Real-Time Cycler platform for genomics studies
- Written in English and contains a maximum of 500 words
- Includes title and appropriate authors
- Must be received by Life Technologies on or before August 3rd, 2012 11:59 p.m. PST
- Includes a statement of the underlying project goals, project description, and the availability of informatics resources if needed
- Includes a statement of the availability of appropriate input DNA, cDNA, or RNA samples (i.e. samples in your possession or samples to which you have readily available access from collaborators or sample repositories)
- Proposal may include up to two figures and/or tables (figure/table legends not included as a part of the 500-word count limit)
- Proposal may include appropriate references (references not included as part of the 500-word count limit)
- Proposal may include a description of the statistical and other methods used to analyze the data generated in this project
An expert scientific Life Technologies review committee will review, score, and identify the winning proposals. The following criteria will be considered in the selection of the winners:
- Novel scientific approaches
- Potential impact on human health
- Sample availability
- Projects completed in less than two months from receiving materials from Life Technologies
- Preference will be given to projects with defined and publishable end points
- Pilot or proof-of-concept projects will also be considered for digital PCR applications
All grant submissions will be deemed confidential to the individual submitter and will not be published or distributed.
The winners will be announced on August 27th by email.
The winning grant recipient(s) will be responsible for the experimental design and experimental execution on OpenArray® NT Imager or Real-Time PCR Cycler as well as the analysis and interpretation of the resulting data. Life Technologies will provide expert advice for project execution if such is requested by the investigator(s).
Publication of resultsExperimental results will be shared and reviewed with Life Technologies upon project completion. However, Life Technologies will hold no editorial control and makes no further claims over any publications or information resulting from this grant. Life Technologies retains the right to use anonymized data in applications notes or other marketing literature.
To be eligible to submit a proposal, the following criteria must be met:
- Must own the OpenArray® NT Imager or Real-Time PCR Cycler and be fully trained on the instrumentation (Training is not covered by the grant)
- Owners of consignments or demo units are not eligible
- Only one proposal submission is allowed per laboratory
- Projects using QuantStudio™ OpenArray® plates on QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System with OpenArray® block are not eligible
Submit your grant proposal
* To be eligible to submit a proposal, you must be age 21 years and older, a resident of the US or Canada, and employed in a capacity where you perform life sciences research in a private, educational, public, or government research facility or institution. Your lab or institution must already be the owner of an OpenArray NT Imager or Real-Time PCR Cycler. Employees of companies or institutions that have consignment or demonstration units are not eligible. Other eligibility restrictions apply. To enter, submit a qualifying grant proposal for research studies utilizing a broad range of applications that can be carried out using the following panels and plates: TaqMan® OpenArray® Pathway Panels (Select from Human Signal Transduction Panel, Human Cancer Panel, Human Kinome Panel, Human Inflammation Panel, or Human Stem Cell Panel), TaqMan® OpenArray® Genetic Barcode Panels, TaqMan® OpenArray® Pharmacogenomics Panel, TaqMan® OpenArray® MicroRNA plates, or OpenArray® digital PCR plates at www.lifetechnologies.com/openarraygrant. All grant proposals must be submitted in English. A panel of judges, comprised of Sponsor’s employees, will select up to three individual winners from all qualifying proposals but, for avoidance of doubt, Life Technologies may not award any grant if the panel of judges, at its sole discretion, determines that no proposal best meet the grant proposal requirements. The submitter of a chosen proposal will be declared as a winner (“Winner”) and Life Technologies will award the company or institution that employs such Winner (“Employer”) $15, 000 USD in a form of a product credit that the company or institution can apply towards the purchase of qualifying OpenArray consumables from Sponsor that winner can use in performing the experiments under the grant proposal. Entries must be received between 12:00 am US PDT July 6, 2012 and 11:50 pm US PDT August 3, 2012. Limit one proposal per lab. Limit one winner per company or institution. Winners and/or winner’s company or institution must certify that they are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from entering or accepting a grant from Life Technologies. Void in Quebec, and where prohibited, licensed or restricted by law. Residents of jurisdictions where this promotion or acceptance of a prize is prohibited or restricted by law or subject to registration or other procedures with which Life Technologies may not have undertaken are ineligible to participate in this call for grant proposals or acceptance of a grant and shall be ineligible for any grant awarded in this promotion. A complete set of rules, including selection criteria and grant proposal requirements is available here. In case of any inconsistency between these short rules and the long rules, the long rules will always prevail.