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2024 Clinical Mass Spectrometry Research Grant

4/29/24, 6:00 PM

The North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association (NACCCA) is excited to seek proposals for the 2024 NACCCA Clinical Mass Spectrometry Research Grant, generously endowed by Waters.


Proposals should address inquiries in the field of clinical applications of mass spectrometry. The grant amount is $2,500, exclusive of overhead costs at the recipient’s institution. It is expected that the study will be concluded within a 12-month timeframe. Awardees will be required to present their research outcomes at an upcoming event or webinar hosted by NACCCA. The awardees of this grant in the past 3 years are not eligible for application. To be considered, grant recipients must either be current members of NACCCA or register for the NACCCA membership. 


Proposal Guidelines:

The research proposal should include the following sections (Word Limit: 2,000):

  • Title

  • Abstract (Word Limit: 150 words)

  • Background

  • Specific Aims

  • Project Description: Including preliminary results, if applicable.

  • Projected Timeline

  • Budget

  • References (not counted toward the 2,000 word limit)


Evaluation Criteria:

  • Scientific merit including quality innovation and good experimental design;

  • Translational potential of the research findings to clinical practice;

  • Degree to which the research proposal is critical to the career of the applicant;

  • Preference will be given to investigators in their early career stage.


Application Process:

  • Applications must be received no later than June 10, 2024 for consideration.

  • Applicants who are not currently a NACCCA member may register for NACCCA membership online by signing up on our official website*.


Use the online application form. Click HERE to submit the application*.


Documents needed for submission:

  • Research proposal

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant


For more information or if you have questions related to the grant application, please contact: nacccaus@gmail.com.


NACCCA Board Committee



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