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Partnership for Clean Competition Research Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers
to Prevent Performance-Enhancing Drug Use in Sports

GrantWatch ID#: 172154
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Partnership for Clean Competition



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Grants starting at $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals for research to address the root causes of the use of performance-enhancing drugs, and to ultimately decrease their use, by all participants in all sports at all levels of play. Pre-applications are due November 1, 2016.

Emphasis is placed on original work that focuses on improving existing analytical methods for detecting particular drugs, developing new analytical methods to test for substances not currently detectable, and discovering cost-effective approaches for testing widely abused substances across all levels of sport.

The following areas of investigation reflect the current research priorities:

- Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances.
- 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 the interpretation of laboratory data.
- Alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing.

Three types of projects can be submitted:

- A Pilot Project is a one-year project intended to acquire the preliminary data necessary to successfully apply for a PCC original application. In general, Pilot Projects are limited to $125,000 total.
- An Original Proposal is a novel project not previously submitted to the PCC.
- A Re-submission is a project which has been previously submitted to the PCC and which was not recommended for funding. Re-submissions must complete the Resubmission section of the proposal form.

Typically ranging from $10,000 to $400,000

Pilot Projects are for one year.

The expectation is that the Principal Investigator will submit a full project proposal to PCC within 18 months of the pilot project award.

The Grants Program is open to scientists and researchers worldwide.

The application form, both pre-application and full application, is an electronic form. The full application can be saved as you go, so it does not need to be completed in one setting. Please also don’t forget to complete the attachments.

The purpose of the pre-application is to communicate to the PCC the basics of the project, including the type of application, cost and duration of the project, research objective, project summary, abstract, and contribution to the PCC mission and priorities. Once the pre-application is reviewed, an applicant will either receive an invitation to complete a full application or will be notified that their pre-application has not been accepted.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply, go to

Michael Pearlmutter, PCC Executive Director
(719) 866-3307

Partnership for Clean Competition
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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