Bulk Gene Expression & Spatial Profiling Grant Program – Howard University


Howard University researchers are invited to apply to this exclusive grant program for a chance to utilize nCounter® Technology or GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiling to accelerate their discoveries!

Want to take the leap to Spatial Biology? Understanding tissue heterogeneity is crucial to studying developmental biology, disease pathogenesis, and response to treatment. Bridging the gap between tissue imaging and molecular profiling technologies such as single cell anaysis, the GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) allows you to unlock novel biological insights with spatial multiomics. 

Award Details

One nCounter winner will receive:

  • Two slides of an off-the-shelf nCounter panel of their choice
  • Master Kits or Cartridges needed for the project
  • Project planning and data analysis consultation

One GeoMx DSP winner will receive: 

  • Four slides of the GeoMx IO Proteome Atlas (IPA) or GeoMx Whole Transcriptome Atlas (WTA)
  • Reagents needed to run the project
  • Project planning and data analysis consultation

Application Form

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Terms & Conditions

Publication of Project Results:

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 and runner up agrees that NanoString shall have the right to publicly announce the winner’s & runner up’s name and research topic and use anonymized data from the winner’s & runner up’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. The winner must be age 18 or older. 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. Grant winners must meet with their Field Application Scientist to review their project in detail. The project will be run at a NanoString core lab.


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