Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Partnership for Clean Competition - Grants and Fellowships

The Partnership for Clean Competition is a grant-making organization founded in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity by the United States Olympic Committee, United States Anti-Doping Agency, Major League Baseball and the National Football League. Every day, the PCC acts to protect the integrity of sport and public health by engaging and supporting the world’s top scientists and innovators in high-quality anti-doping research and development. The first two rounds have already awarded more than $3M to support anti-doping research. Funding decisions are made within 8 weeks and since 2008 have ranged from $10K to more than $400K, depending on the nature of the research and the funding needed. 

The PCC is accepting applications for grants and fellowships for the third funding round of 2014. Pre-applications are due on 1 November 2014, with full applications due a month later for those whose pre-applications are accepted.   

The following areas of investigation reflect the PCC&'s current research grant priorities:
·         Developing testing protocols to detect designer substances used for doping purposes.
·         Improving existing analytical methods to detect particular drugs, ex. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG.
·         Developing analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable.
·         Longitudinal urinary excretion patterns, metabolism and dose-concentration.
·         Critical reviews to support interpretation of laboratory data.
·         Alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing.

The PCC selects up to 2 Fellows annually to participate in a 2-3 year program. During that time, a Fellow will gain practical knowledge from a U.S.-based, WADA-accredited laboratory and use that knowledge to conduct research that supports the anti-doping field.

If you are interested in a future rounds of funding, pre-applications are reviewed three times per year: 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.  Full applications are due the following months: 1 April, 1 August 1, and 1 December.

To learn more about PCC’s research, including how to apply, please visit http://www.cleancompetition.org/

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call Michael Pearlmutter, PCC Executive Director at mpearlmutter@cleancompetition.org or (719) 866-3307.

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