Applications Currently Under Review. Winners will be announced Sept 25.

US Academic Project Grants for PTMScan® Discovery

from Cell Signaling Technology

Application dates: March 26, 2014 – July 1, 2014 (Two project grants will be awarded in 2014 to US applicants).

PTMScan Discovery

The value and importance of high quality science and supporting fellow scientific researchers is critical to the next generation of scientific discovery. PTMScan Discovery services from Cell Signaling Technology employs our proprietary motif antibodies for peptide enrichment in conjunction with tandem mass spectrometry for quantitative profiling of post-translational modifications (PTMs) to cellular proteins. We have established the US CST Academic Project Grant for PTMScan Discovery for academic researchers who are focused on characterizing phosphorylation, acetylation, methylation or ubiquitination sites and targets in their research.

We encourage you to apply for this project grant if you are an academic researcher appointed to your professorship within the last 5 years, and would like an opportunity to accelerate your research in one or more of these key areas in any model system species with a sequenced genome:

  • Drug Target Validation  
  • Mechanism of Action of Drug Targets
  • SAR Studies
  • Toxicology Studies
  • Biomarker Discovery
  • Diagnostics Research
  • Bioengineering (Agricultural, Microbial, Metabolic)
  • Enzyme-Substrate Discovery (Phospho, Acetyl, Methyl, Ubiquityl)
  • Identification & Analysis of Disease Markers
  • Mechanisms of Infectious Disease
  • Analysis of Gene Silencing/Reporters
  • Gene Knockout/Knock-in Studies
  • Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions & PTMs


PTMScan® Project Grants include:

  • PTMScan project for up to 4 sample conditions
  • Teleconference with CST PTMScan scientists to discuss the details of the study design and the requirements for sample preparation
  • Data package, including: RAW data files and Excel® Result Tables and Summary PowerPoint® Report
  • Post-project consultation with PTMScan scientists to discuss results and address any study related questions
  • A $2.5K travel stipend to present your PTMScan results at a relevant scientific meeting


  • Academic laboratories in the United States are eligible if headed by a PI within the first 5 years of their professorship on a tenure track.
  • The grant application can be completed by the principal investigator, a research or post-doctoral fellow, or by a graduate student. Only one application can be submitted per laboratory.

Announcement of Winners

  • Winners will be notified the week of September 15, 2014.
  • Grants will be awarded and publicly announced September 25, 2014.


Click Here for Official US Rules and Judging Criteria