2020 NACCCA-AACC Research Grant

Call for Grant Applications

North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association (NACCCA) and American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) are now accepting applications for the NACCCA-AACC Research Grant. This grant is for research in a variety of areas of the clinical laboratory science, including diagnostics and detection technologies, medical devices, and genomics/proteomics/metabolomics and emerging biomarkers.

Grant recipients must be a member of NACCCA and AACC. Funding of the grant is $5000. The awardee will be expected to submit a research progress report and present the research at an upcoming NACCCA Annual Banquet held at the AACC annual meeting.

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Scientific merit including quality innovation and good experimental design;
  • Translational potential of research findings to clinical practice;
  • Degree to which the research proposal is critical to the career of the applicant;
  • Degree to which NACCCA-AACC funding is critical to the start of the project;

Preference will be given to young investigators.

Application Instructions

Word limit: 2,500 words.

Research proposal should include the following section:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Specific Aims
  • Project description (by specific aim) including preliminary figures (if applicable).
  • Projected timeline and budget
  • Description of applicant qualifications (limit to one paragraph; written by applicant)
  • References (not included in word limit).

Application Submissions

  • Completed applications must be submitted to nacccaus@gmail.com
    • Attach the following documents:
    • Research proposal
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant
  • The application deadline is April 15th, 2020.


  • The NACCCA Award Committee review all applications and select award recipients in May of each year.


  • For more information or if you have questions related to the grant application, please contact: nacccaus@gmail.com