Award Focus Topic:

Demonstration of live cell analytical assays and workflows in GMP bioprocess development and biomanufacturing of cell therapeutics. (restricted to USA institutions).

Institution and Applicant eligibility

  • Institution must be a degree-granting academic or a non-profit research institution
    in the USA.
  • Applicant must hold a tenure-tracked faculty position and be authorized to serve as a principal investigator for research contracts and principal advisor of doctoral candidates at the institution.

Award Details

  • Research projects should be scoped for a 3-year period with a total requested budget up to $600K (USD). Cash award is provided to the institution in the name of the awardee, in equal annual installments over the funding period. Awards have no deliverables and must be free of overhead or other fees.
  • Awardee will receive an engraved plaque commemorating award, presented in a
    suitable ceremony.
  • Awardee will be invited to visit and present research seminar at Agilent site
    (expenses covered).
  • Awardee will be featured on ARC website.

Submission Instructions

Email application documents to for official submission:

  • Cover letter (limited to 1 page)
  • Biosketch (limit to 5 pages)
  • Proposal Form (limited to this form)

Use the following syntax:

  • Filename syntax - ARC2024-GMPCT-[UniversityName]-[PI.Last.Name]-[First.Name].docx
  • Email subject line - ARC2024-GMPCT-[UniversityName]-[PI.Last.Name]-[First.Name] Submission

Key Dates

  • May 1, 2024 - Call for Applications begins
  • Jun 1, 2024 - Submission Deadline
  • Sep 1, 2024 - Winner announced on ARC website