Pacific Spatial Biology Research Grant
Interested to advance your research into the realm of spatial biology? Apply today to become one of the eight winners for Pacific Spatial Biology Research Grant!
Prize

A total of eight winners will be selected based on the topic and relevance to spatial biology.

Each winner will be provided with reagents for the chosen topic for up to two samples (FFPE/Fresh Frozen), 12 Region of Interest (ROI) per sample.
Application Eligibility

Applicants must be located in Asia Pacific (excluding China/Hong Kong/Taiwan) and actively enrolled at an academic institution or employed at a research facility in a capacity in which they are able to perform research on and have capabilities to collect samples as well as run their project as described in the submitted abstract. 

Applicants do not need to own a GeoMx DSP instrument as access to the platform will be provided if necessary. All complementary NanoString consumables are included in the grant as well as FREE data analysis support.

Applicants must submit a 500-word abstract in English

All grant submissions are confidential to the individual submitter and will not be published or distributed. Upon project completion, each grant winner agrees to participate in one of the following activities relating to the specific project, with specific details of the applicable activity to be mutually agreed upon in good faith by NanoString and the winner: local seminar, webinar, case study, blog post, or poster presentation. Each winner agrees that NanoString shall have the right to use anonymized data from the winner's project in application notes or marketing literature.
Application Process

•Application Period: April 20th-June 20th, 2020

•Result Announcement: July 15th, 2020

NanoString will notify applicants of results through email.
Application Form




Online Webinar & Consultation
To better address research questions from researchers who want to apply for the grant,  NanoString Technologies will launch a series of satellite webinars on GeoMx DSP with focus on neuroscience, oncology and rare sample preparation from April 22nd to May 20th.

Pick your favorite research topic and join us at the webinar for live consultation. It is the best time to get tips and tricks from our experts for grant application.
GeoMx DSP Satellite Webinar I

Topic: Neuroscience

Date: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Time:10-10:30, Beijing/12-12:30 pm Sydney
Speaker: Liuliu Pan,  PhD.
NanoString Technologies

In this webinar, our expert in neuroscience will share how to apply GeoMx DSP in neuroscience to study neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson Disease.

GeoMx DSP Satellite Webinar II

Topic: Oncology

Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
Time:10-10:30, Beijing/12-12:30 pm Sydney
Speaker: Jingjing Gong,  PhD.
NanoString Technologies

In this webinar, our expert in oncology will discuss recent ground breaking Nature publication using GeoMx DSP to uncover tertiary lymphoid tissue and its role in immunotherapy.
GeoMx DSP Satellite Webinar III

Topic: Rare Sample Preparation and Analysis

Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Time:10-10:30, Beijing/12-12:30 pm Sydney
Speaker: Yan Liang,  PhD.
NanoString Technologies

In this webinar, Dr. Yan Liang, Director of Pathology from NanoString Technologies, will discuss how to prepare and analyze rare and difficult samples including tissue microarray and bone marrow using GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler.

Terms and Conditions
In order to be eligible to win the grant of the free spatial biology grant, applicants must be located in Asia Pacific (excluding mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau), and enrolled at an academic institution or employed at a research facility in a capacity in which they are able to perform research on and have capabilities to collect samples as well as run their project as described in the submitted abstract.  NanoString Technologies, Inc. is the sponsor of the spatial biology research grant contest.  No purchase is necessary to enter.  The grant winner must be age 18 or older.  Licensed physicians, as well as members of the immediate families of NanoString employees and directors, and persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible for this grant.  This grant contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.  The grant winner or its applicable institution is responsible for any tax liability incurred by accepting the reagents.  Grant applicants acknowledge that the  reagents can only be run on NanoString instruments.  NanoString does not provide an nCounter or GeoMx DSP system in connection with the grant, but will offer assistance to the winner in accessing instruments in the region.  All grant submissions are confidential to the individual submitter and will not be published or distributed.  Each winner agrees that NanoString shall have the right to use anonymized data from the winner’s project in application notes or marketing literature. By applying for the grant, each applicant agrees to these terms and conditions and that NanoString may process the personal data he or she provides in accordance with NanoString’s privacy policies available at www.nanostring.com/privacy.  This is not a “cash in hand” grant and the grant winner has no option to receive any cash payment or alternative award in lieu of gene expression panel.  These terms and conditions and any action related to this grant contest are governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  Additional local rules may apply.  if any approval and/or consent for sample collection and research is required in the jurisdiction where the researchers based, they should be responsible to obtain such approval and/or consent.