Catalyst grants for matched projects
Principal investigators must be members of the AFGN Researcher Registry and affiliated with an Australian public or private institution that is able to formulate a funding agreement with the AFGN.
If you are identified as a suitable candidate, you will be emailed an expression of interest survey containing confidential information about the gene and clinical case.
Interested research teams will be asked to complete a 2-page project proposal that outlines the potential studies to be undertaken and associated milestones, budget, and timeline.
Proposals must be submitted to the AFGN via email to firstname.lastname@example.org within two weeks of receiving the invitation.
Project proposals will be evaluated at the monthly SRC meeting against the following criteria:
Project proposals to assess variants from Stream 1 should focus on determining pathogenicity of the variant(s) and causality of the disease phenotype.
Stream 1 projects are eligible for catalyst funding in quanta of $15,000 up to $60,000.
Projects in this Stream should be designed to establish systems to functionally assess multiple variants in a single gene in parallel.
Stream 2 projects will be eligible for funding relative to the number of variants that require modelling.