PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program

An independently-reviewed competitive grant program supported by Amgen to fund innovative research advancing the understanding of PCSK9 and atherosclerosis


Amgen is delighted to announce the launch of the PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program, which will provide an opportunity for investigators from around the world to compete for individual grants of up to 200,000 USD for novel research proposals that seek to advance the understanding of PCSK9 and atherosclerosis.

The program is global in reach and is open to proposals from established and junior investigators*.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 11, 2018 (11:59 pm US Pacific Time).

*Junior investigators should be within 5 years of completion of training

In Scope Proposals

The PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program aims to advance the science of PCSK9, especially at the junction with atherosclerosis and atherosclerosis-related mechanisms.

Specific scientific areas of research eligible for a PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program award include:

  • Interaction between PCSK9 and lipoprotein and remnant particle
  • PCSK9 and non-low-density lipoprotein receptor effects
  • PCSK9 and immune function
  • Effects of PCSK9 on vascular wall biology through genetic, proteomic, and metabolic studies
  • Lipid kinetics and PCSK9 in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, or diabetes
  • PCSK9 homeostasis
  • PCSK9 and pancreatic β cells
  • PCSK9 and neurocognition
  • Other potential areas of PCSK9 research that are not out of scope.

Out of Scope Proposals

The following topics are considered out of scope and thus are not eligible for the PCSK9 Competitive Grant Program:

  • All proposals not related to PCSK9 are out of scope.
  • Any research proposal involving the use of a PCSK9 inhibitor.

Review Process  

An Independent Review Committee (IRC) composed of external, internationally-renowned experts in the fields of atherosclerosis, inflammation, lipid metabolism, & cardiovascular disease will be responsible for reviewing all eligible proposals and selecting final funded proposals.

Application Guide

For full details about the PSCK9 Competitive Grant Program, including research scope, eligibility criteria, budget information, and how to apply, please download the full application brochure here.

Download Full Application Brochure

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Time to Apply  

If you have read the application brochure (see above) and you are ready to apply, please click the link below.

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