Neuroscience GeoMx WTA Grant

APPLY NOW to quantitatively map the whole transcriptome to user-defined regions of FFPE/fresh-frozen tissue using the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler.

Full Transcriptome Spatial RNA Analysis

Select either the GeoMx Human Whole Transcriptome Atlas or the Mouse Whole Transcriptome Atlas for your project.

The GeoMx Human Whole Transcriptome Atlas provides an unbiased view of 18,000+ protein-coding genes. GeoMx WTA provides robust and sensitive performance on FFPE or Fresh Frozen samples.

Mouse models serve a critical role in understanding developmental biology, disease onset, progression, and treatment. Tissue heterogeneity, however, confounds the results from many mouse transcriptome studies based on bulk or single-cell RNA-seq data. Using the GeoMx Mouse Whole Transcriptome Assay, one can apply spatial transcriptomics to reveal the tissue architecture and underlying function in genetically modified mouse models.

The Grant winner will receive:

  • 4 slides worth of the WTA probes (mouse or human) 
  • Project and data analysis consultation
  • NanoString reagents needed to run project

Application guidelines

  • Grant Deadline: Monday, March 14th 2022
  • 100-250 words recommended for Experimental Description section of application


Terms and Conditions

Publication of Project Results:

All grant submissions are confidential to the individual submitter and will not be published or distributed, provider, however, that NanoString may share them with partners, collaborators and other third parties who are obligated to keep them confidential. Upon project completion, the grant winner agrees to participate in at least 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 each winner: webinar, case study, blog post, or poster presentation. Each winner agrees that NanoString shall have the right to publicly announce the winner’s name and research topic and use anonymized data from the winner’s project in application notes including in marketing materials and seminars.

Eligibility and Requirements:

Applicants must be actively enrolled or employed at an institution or company in a capacity in which they perform life science research and have the ability to ship and analyze samples within 45 days of award notification. The winner must be age 18 or older and reside in North America. Members of the immediate families of NanoString employees and directors, and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to participate in this grant program. NanoString will discuss in good faith with the grant winners whether the project samples will be run at a core lab facility or through the NanoString GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiling Technology Access Program. The determination will be made in NanoString’s reasonable discretion and the applicant acknowledges that, if the project is run through a core lab facility, while NanoString will provide the applicable GeoMx reagents, the grant winner is responsible for any service lab charges. The grant winner will provide 4 samples to the core lab or to NanoString, as applicable, with up to 12 Regions of Interest (ROI) per sample to be mutually agreed upon, to be used with the GeoMx Whole Transcriptome Atlas RNA. An assay report, including raw data and processed results, will be provided to the winner.

Miscellaneous: By submitting a grant application, each applicant agrees that NanoString may use his or her name, abstract title, and abstract for marketing purposes.  All grant applicants agree that NanoString may process the personal data he or she provides as part of application, including sharing such data with NanoString’s partners, collaborators and other third parties who are obligated to keep the data confidential, and in accordance with NanoString’s privacy policies available at The grant award winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, a publicity release, and other appropriate legal documentation reasonably requested by NanoString.  No substitution or transfer of the awarded grant is allowed, except as otherwise permitted by NanoString.  The award winner is responsible for any local tax liability (city, state, or federal) occurred by winning and accepting the award.  If, for any reason, the grant program may not run as planned for any causes beyond the reasonable control of NanoString, then NanoString reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the grant program.  NanoString has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, with respect to the grant award and related services, including, without limitation, their quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  This program is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. These terms and conditions and any action related to this grant program will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence.  All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with these terms and conditions and this grant program will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in Seattle, Washington, and all applicants consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.  By participating in this grant program, each applicant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these terms and conditions