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January 4, 2007

Life Sciences Discovery Fund information sessions set for January

In 2007, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) is inviting research proposals from nonprofit entities within Washington state for health-related research. The LSDF Authority has been authorized to invest $350 million of tobacco settlement bonus payments in research to better the health of Washington’s citizens and to foster economic growth within our communities.


In preparation for the two 2007 grant competitions, LSDF is making a series of public presentations throughout the state to familiarize life sciences researchers with the LSDF and the goals of its granting programs. Dr. John DesRosier, LSDF director of programs, will review the 2007 granting programs, available funding, eligibility, and the request for proposal process.


UW sessions will be held in the Health Sciences Building, room T-625 at the following times:


  • 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12.
  • 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26.
  • 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 31.


Sessions are open to all faculty, staff and students. No registration is required. For more information contact Vee White at veewhite@u.washington.edu.