Neuroscience Grant Program Application

Win NanoString Neuropathology or Neuroinflammation gene expression panels for your research

Apply by Mar. 16!

Enhance your neuroscience research with comprehensive pathways, processes, and cell type profiling data.

770-plex Gene Expression Panels Available nCounter® Neuropathology Panel nCounter® Neuroinflammation Panel
Core Panel Themes Neurotransmission, Neuron-Glia Interaction, Neuroplasticity, Cell Integrity, Neuroinflammation, and Metabolism Immunity & Inflammation, Metabolism & Stress, Neurobiology & Neuropathology
Cell Types Profiled CNS Cells CNS and Peripheral Immune Cells
Species Human and mouse Human and mouse
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Generate publication quality data by analyzing 770 expertly curated genes from a single sample.

  • Evaluate 23 pathways and processes that have known impact on neuropathology or neuroinflammation
  • Unique cell type profiling feature allows quantification of the relative abundance of CNS and peripheral immune cells
  • Data analysis service is provided by expert Nanostring scientists to help you quickly gain the most insight from your data

Why is this grant program right for you?

  • You are a researcher currently running neuroscience gene expression profiling experiments and would like to gain the most out of targeted, expertly curated gene expression panels
  • You are trying to discover promising new therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disease, psychiatric disorders, TBI, or pain
  • You are passionate about being a part of the movement to advance neuropathology and neuroinflammation research

Program Details:

  • You bring the project and samples, NanoString provides the gene expression panels and NanoString scientists to analyze your data.*
  • Winners can run up to 24 samples using the panel of choice either through an nCounter® Analysis System provided by their organization or through a service provider. NanoString will provide a data analysis service to analyze the data output from the experiment in the form of a report that includes raw data and detailed analysis with figures and commentary.

*See terms and conditions below

Five winners will be announced on or around March 30, 2018, by e-mail.

* By clicking "Apply Now" you agree to the following. 

Grant Proposal Guidelines:

  • Proposals must involve high-plex, pathways and processes gene expression profiling of neurodegenerative disease, psychiatric disorders, TBI, or pain. Learn more about NanoString technology by clicking on the links below: 
  • Include abstract title and authors
  • Include abstract which describes project goals and outline of how Nanostring’s Neuropathology or Neuroinflammation gene expression panels would help accelerate your research (maximum of 500 words)
  • Include statement on the availability of human or mouse samples for use in your project (for example, please state whether the samples are in your possession/accessible from collaborators/biobanks/repositories)
  • Grant submission must be received on or before March 16th at 11:59pm PST

Selection Criteria:

  • Potential impact on the field of neuropathology or neuroinflammation
  • Neuroscience human or mouse sample availability
  • Well-defined and publishable end points
  • Ability for project completion in less than two months after receiving panels

Publication of Results:

All grant submissions are confidential to the individual submitter and will not be published or distributed. Upon project completion, each grant winner agrees to participate in one of the following activities relating to its specific neuroscience gene expression profiling 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 agrees that NanoString shall have the right to use anonymized data from the winner's neuroscience gene expression profiling project in application notes or marketing literature.


Applicants must be actively enrolled or employed at an academic research institution in a capacity in which they perform life science research and have the ability to analyze samples within 45 days of award notification. MD’s are not eligible for participation in this grant program. Winner(s) of the grant will receive 24 reactions worth of Nanostring Neuropathology Panel or Nanostring Neuroinflammation Panel for use in this program. An assay report, including raw data and processed results, will be provided to the winner(s).


For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.