How to Apply

The Center funds approximately four pilot projects each grant year, each with direct cost support of $20,000 plus chargeback-free services from the Animal Core. The project period is from January 1 to December 31. Each project will last 1-2 years.

Information on applications for 2019 is coming soon.

1) Junior faculty investigators (or senior postdocs in transition to junior faculty) without funding, who wish to develop independent research programs in the Center’s priority areas: how alcohol and risk factors sensitize the liver and pancreas for diseases; basic or translational research on development of new therapeutic and preventive modalities for cirrhosis, liver or pancreatic cancer;
2) Investigators from other fields, who are interested in expanding research to alcoholic liver and pancreatic diseases (ALPD) and cirrhosis;
3) Investigators who aim to develop new collaborative research on common and comparative mechanisms in both ALPD or new system biology projects on crosstalk among liver, pancreas, intestine, adipose, and brain within the context of alcohol effects.

LOI Instructions 

1) Proposed project title
2) Your eligibility (see above)
3) Project’s central hypothesis
4) Brief description of specific aims

E-mail LOI to:
Hide Tsukamoto, D.V.M., Ph.D., FAASLD:

Southern California Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases
Keck School of Medicine of USC
1333 San Pablo Street, MMR 4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90089-9141

Please direct questions to Gencie Turner.