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December 6, 2007

Life Sciences Discovery Fund offers 2008 grant opportunities

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) has announced its Grant Competitions for 2008: LSDF 08-01 and 08-02. The 08-01 competition will award approximately $6-8 million for research projects for individual investigator-initiated studies having a sharply defined focus. The 08-02 competition will award approximately $20 million for research programs, specifically strategic research initiatives, designed to more broadly address problems within a field of study and to position organizations for future competitiveness and leadership.


All grant awards are expected to advance the fund’s mission to promote life sciences competitiveness, enhance economic vitality, and improve health and health care. John DesRosier, LSDF director of  programs, and Mark Hertle, senior program officer, will describe the funding opportunities, explain the proposal process and answer questions. Three sessions have been planned.


Interested researchers are encouraged to visit the LSDF Web site at www.lsdfa.org. E-mail inquiries can also be directed to info@lsdfa.org.  


Session times and locations:



  • Friday, Jan. 11, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Foege Bldg., Auditorium, S060
  • *Friday, Jan. 18, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., T-625, HSC
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Turner Auditorium, D-209, HSC


*The Friday, Jan. 18, session will be simulcast at Harborview Medical Center, Research & Training Bldg., room 113. This session is open to all faculty, staff and students. No registration is required. For more information contact Vee White at veewhite@u.washington.edu.

To request disability accommodations contact the Disability Services offices at 206-543-6452, or dso@u.washington.edu.