Open Call | Allen Distinguished Investigators

We are excited to announce two 2023 Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) initiatives. Up to six awards will be made for up to $9 million total funding to support 1) Extracellular Vesicles and 2) Sex Hormones research. 

We seek Letters of Intent (LOIs) by noon Pacific Time November 15, 2022, for the two initiatives. Selected LOIs will be invited to submit full proposals to be considered for an ADI award in 2023. Details on the individual calls as well as answers to frequently asked questions can be found below.  

We welcome submissions from researchers across all career stages, from Assistant Professors and similar positions onward. We look forward to reading your innovative and ambitious project ideas. 


Extracellular Vesicles

Comparative studies to elucidate fundamental biological properties of extracellular vesicles .

Announcement (.pdf)


Sex Hormones

Research projects to explore sex hormones and their cellular and molecular mechanisms of action.

Announcement (.pdf) 

LOIs submissions are now closed. View frequently asked questions.

LOI Template (.DOC)

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