Fund Details
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award, 2018
Award Duration
Up to three years
Maximum Award Amount
Sponsor Name
Ono Pharma
Nominations Available to Institution
Sponsor Deadline


The Ono Pharma Foundation's Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program accepts proposals from Principal Investigators involved in original research of Chemical Biology. Ono Pharma defines Chemical Biology as research that deals with the interface between Chemistry and Biology. A specific area under this definition is not specified for this opportunity.

Harvard University and  its affiliated institutions are limited to nominating two (2) proposals to Ono Pharma. The exception to this statement concerns applicants from The Broad Institute. Ono Pharma recognizes The Broad as a stand alone institution for this opportunity.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Harvard University is facilitating a internal competition in order to select two (2) proposals to advance to Ono Pharma's Breakthrough Science Initiative Award.

Please note: Ono Pharma is also accepting applications in the area of Oligonucleotide Medicine. There is no limit to the number of applications that can be submitted under this discipline. Applicants wishing to submit a proposal in Oligonucleotide Medicine should apply directly to Ono Pharma.

Application Information:

Applicants will be asked to submit the following (this information will appear again on each applicant's individual electronic dashboard)
  • Proposal Title
  • Total Funding Requested
  • Project Period
  • A summary of the work proposed. Two (2) pages maximum. 10 point font minimum. References and/or graphics may be placed on blank pages at the conclusion of the written work
  • PI-CV. No preferred format. Please ensure that all grants or awards, current or pending, are included
  • Co-PI CV, if applicable. Please ensure that all grants or awards, current or pending, are included
  • Budget narrative

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