Award for Research on Conditions Disproportionately Affecting Minorities

ASGCT will award $50,000 to a scientist at any career level to support research focused on gene or cell therapy for conditions that disproportionately affect minority populations.


Apply for a 2021 ASGCT Award for Research on Conditions Disproportionately Affecting Minorities from June 1 to August 1.

Overview and Benefits Required Documents

Some conditions that disproportionately affect minorities have received lower research funding levels than other diseases relative to their prevalence in the population.

ASGCT is committed to addressing these research and health care disparities by supporting gene and cell therapy research for these conditions. Therefore, the Society is initiating this $50,000 award for one ASGCT member in gene or cell therapy-related research on conditions disproportionately affecting minorities for one year, from November 2021 to October 2022. 

Learn more about the eligibility requirements, application materials, and key deadlines in the Award for Research on Conditions Disproportionately Affecting Minorities Overview and Benefits.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  1. Be a member of ASGCT. Not an ASGCT member yet? Take the first step. Submit your membership application at least 5 business days prior to the application deadline to allow sufficient time for processing.
  2. Have a research focus on gene and cell therapy for conditions that disproportionately affect minorities (e.g., sickle cell disease, AIDS).
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  4. Be employed in a noncommercial setting.
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What can this grant be used for?

All funds must be used for direct expenses associated with conducting the proposed project and are non-transferable. Please refer to our Grant Policy Statement for a list of accepted costs. 

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Is U.S. citizenship a requirement?

Applicants must either be a U.S. citizen or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Any visa and/or citizenship restrictions applicable to receiving the award are the responsibility of the applicant.

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When will the winner be notified?

Winners will be notified by November 15 and awards will be processed by November 30.

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2021

ASGCT Policy Summit

September 22-24, 2021

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