Submission Guidelines for Pilot and Voucher Proposals
The University of Southern California and Buck Institute Nathan Shock Center is accepting applications for Pilot Research Projects and Vouchers for Core Services in the biology of aging on a rolling basis.
- Core Vouchers are available for a single assay/technology service.
- Pilot Projects extend larger support and typically utilize multiple assays or core services.
- Mini-sabbaticals provide opportunities to visit in-person and learn technologies hands-on and establish collaborations with faculty experts.
Applicants should visit USCBuckNSC.org for a list of available assays, technologies, and services.
If substantial optimization is required prior to the start of the project, this should be considered by the applicant prior to proposal submission.
Prior consultation with core directors is required.
Applications from outside the University of Southern California and the Buck Institute are strongly encouraged.
Junior faculty members are particularly encouraged to apply for Pilot Projects. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows cannot serve as Principal Investigators for pilot projects but may receive vouchers for core services with the support of a faculty sponsor.