Allen Family Seed Grant Program in Cellular Manufacturing Announced

Dr. J. David Allen and Family have announced a $1 million gift, disbursed over a 10-year period, to the Georgia Research Alliance to advance research and development related to cellular manufacturing at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia. This gift will create a unique partnership that will accelerate collaboration, stimulate innovation, and help establish Georgia as a leader in cellular manufacturing.

This funding mechanism is intended to stimulate new, collaborative research with a focus in cellular manufacturing among Emory University, Georgia Tech, and UGA investigators. The seed grant team must have investigators from each institution and must have equal partnerships with budgets split between the universities as equally as possible.

This funding mechanism may support collaborative projects at earlier stages of development in the “high risk, high yield” category or projects with a high potential for clinical or industry translation. Applying for this grant does not prohibit you from applying for the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center Seed Grant as well. Budgets for the Allen Family proposals may not exceed $90,000. One grant is expected to be awarded this year.

Deadline: The deadline for submission of proposals is July 10, 2017. Awards will be announced in mid-August.

See complete information on eligibility, additional details, and proposal submission.