Pilot Grants

With support from Dean George Daley, the HMS Initiative in Epigenetics & Gene Dynamics is pleased to support Pilot grants to stimulate collaborative research at HMS in the fields of epigenetics, chromatin structure or gene regulation. We welcome proposals focusing on basic scientific questions as well as those with clinical or therapeutic applications. 

Pilot grants of $30,000 for one year will provide salary support for technology development, or computational researchers to get collaborative projects involving genomic data analysis and/or computational modeling up and running. Support for three such grants annually is available.

Applications for the 2020 round of Pilot Grants were due on November 27, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Click here for application info.

Congratulations to the awardees of the 2019 Pilot Grants

The Role of the Histone Lysine Demethylase KDM6A in Bladder Cancer Tumorigenesis
Yang Shi, Children's Hospital and Cell Biology Department, HMS
Kent W. Mouw, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Epigenetic Landscape of Cardiomyocyte Differentiation and Congenital Heart Disease
Christine Seidman, Department of Genetics, HMS, and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Sarah Morton, Children's Hospital and Department of Cell Biology, HMS
Saturation mutagenesis and quantitative proteomics of SETBP1 in blood cancers
William C. Hahn, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Steven Gygi, Department of Cell Biology, HMS