2018 Archer Research Challenge Grant

Published Mon Feb 5, 2018

Make your mark in 2018

Abstract submission deadlines for AMP and ASH are months away, but now is the time to plan. Perhaps you have a partially developed story and just need that last piece of data. Or maybe you've had an idea rolling around in your head with no resources to test it.

Archer® Research Challenge Grants enable researchers to address clinically relevant and challenging questions in environments where funding for clinical research is limited. These grants provide the kits, software and support to test your hypothesis or demonstrate a novel next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based application.

2018 Research Challenge Grant details

Award categories*

Mutation tracking
Mutation tracking
Detect, track and monitor rare clones using Archer® VariantPlex® Myeloid kits
ctDNA detection from liquid biopsy
Liquid biopsy
Detect circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) using the Archer Reveal-ctDNA™ kit
Immune repertoire
Characterize T- or B-cell repertoires using the Archer Immunoverse™ kit
*one award per category

Award details

Archer NGS kits
Archer NGS kits
Winners will receive 96 reactions to answer their research questions
Archer training support
Expert training
Winners will also receive any required training and support

Key Dates

Feb 23 application submission deadline

Applications due

Mar 2 grant recipients announced

Grant recipients announced

May 31 AMP 2018 abstract deadline

AMP 2018 abstract deadline†

Aug 1 ASH 2018 abstract deadline

ASH 2018 abstract deadline†

†encouraged but not required

Terms and Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions of the Archer Research Challenge Grant (collectively: "Terms") carefully. By submitting your entry, you agree to these Terms for yourself and on behalf of your Institution/Company. "You" and "your" shall refer to you personally or your Institution/Company, as applicable. "We", "Us" or "Our" includes ArcherDX, Inc. and/or its officers, employees, directors, agents, and affiliates.

If you do not agree to these Terms, do not click "SUBMIT" at the end of this form and do not participate in this offer.

Material grants

One grant per award category will be awarded (for a total of 3 grants). Grant recipients will receive up to 96 free reactions (12 kits with 8 reactions each) of an Archer® kit based on their award category along with free training and support from our Field Application Specialist (FAS) team.

Contest terms

  1. Using the entry form, submit your written abstract, in 500 words or less, what scientific questions you would like to address using Archer kits (please specify which kit)
  2. Only one abstract entry per individual
  3. Abstracts will be judged by a team of ArcherDX scientists and executives
  4. Each abstract will be judged based on our view of potential impact to cancer research and detection, quality of scientific question, and access to tissue targets and appropriate sequencing technologies.
  5. All decisions by the judges are final
  6. One grant will be awarded for each award category (for a total of 3 awards)
  7. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm MST on February 23, 2018; late submissions will not be considered
  8. All submissions must be made through ArcherDX’s online registration form (see below)
  9. The recipients will be announced by March 2, 2018; recipients do not need to be present to be granted the award
  10. Recipients must be able to start using the Archer kits within 45 days of material grant delivery
  11. Recipients agree to be available for reasonable promotional activities at ArcherDX’s request for a period of 12 months following announcement of the grant award; promotional activities may include (but are not limited to):
    1. Case Studies
    2. Webinars/in-person seminars
    3. Website/Newsletter story features
    4. Video and photoshoots with material grants

To be considered for the award, your entry must:

  1. Be in English
  2. Be complete
  3. Be an original work

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