Dr. Jon Pierce receives CNS Spark Grant

February 7, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Jon Pierce on being award a CNS Spark Grant to support his research proposal entitled "Predicting Genes that Cause Phenotypes as Extra Copies".

The CNS Spark Grants program supports new ideas that have the potential to elevate or transform a research program but that are too early-stage in development to be appropriate for external funding opportunities. The program encourages high-risk/high-reward projects. Applicants may propose to develop new methods or to gather preliminary data for new directions in research. Proposals for exploratory, discovery, or hypothesis-driven research as well as method development are all appropriate for the program. CNS awards up to five CNS Spark Grants annually with up to 200k in funding.