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Sample Applications

Always follow the Funding Opportunity Announcement and SF424 Application Guide's instructions for application format. Time has passed since these grantees applied, and the samples may not reflect the latest format or rules.

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Competition Year PI Name Institution Name Title




ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY Probing Symmetry Breaking in Epigenetic Inheritance: From Single Molecules to Systems Biology






STOWERS INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH Models of Selfishness: Molecular and Evolutionary Analyses of the Wtf Meiotic Drivers




STOWERS INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH Starvation resistance and resilience of metabolic dysfunction in cavefish

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This page last reviewed on March 22, 2023