Apply for the Pathology Proteomics Resource Facility Pilot Project Program

By Venkatesha Basrur | February 24 2016

Description: The Department of Pathology invites applications from faculty with primary appointment in Pathology for proteomics related Pilot Projects that intend to use the state-of-the-art Proteomics Resource Facility (PRF) at the University of Michigan Medical School that is led by Dr. Alexey Nesvizhskii. Funds are primarily meant to help offset the cost of proteomic experiments, the results of which could potentially form the basis for or strengthen an extramural grant application. The grant is a cost share (2/3 funded by Department of Pathology and 1/3 by the investigator).

More information about the PRF can be found at:

Who Can Apply: Department of Pathology Faculty

Format: The application (which is designed to be as simple as possible) is not to exceed 1.5-2 pages with up to two illustrations/figures allowed if needed (Arial font 11) with the following sections:

  • Brief background
  • Purpose of proteomics experiment
  • What will follow the proteomics findings?
  • Potential Use of Proteomic Data for a grant application (what type of grant, and anticipated application date)
  • References
  • NIH biosketch of PI applicant (including all sources of external funding)

Proposals are submitted by email to Venkatesha Basrur at:

Budget: Projects will be awarded for $3,000 to $6,000; the maximum request is for $6,000 for 2016 funding period. All the funds should be used to directly offset the cost of proteomic experiments. The Department of Pathology will provide up to two thirds ($2,000 - $4,000) of the project award to use the Proteomics Resource Facility and a one third ($1,000 - $2,000) contribution is required by the PI. Exceptions to this 2:1 co-funding model may be possible for early stage investigators who do not have any significant sources of external funding. Please check the Proteomics Facility website for cost information or contact the facility research scientist, Dr. Venkatesha (Venky) Basrur (; tel 615-5722) with questions regarding experiment design or cost.

Review process: Pilot applications will be reviewed by a select interdepartmental committee, and a final funding decision will be made by the Center's Executive Committee.

For questions or information, please contact the PRF Director, Dr. Alexey Nesvizhskii (

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed on a monthly basis. Applications received by Monday February 29, 2016 will be reviewed by March 8, 2016.