American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
Critical Point-of-Care Testing Research Grant

2013 Award Winner


The 2013 Critical and Point-of-Care testing Research grant was awarded to Lei Zheng, PhD, Vice Dean/Professor at Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangdong China, for his project entitled: "A Biosensor for Electrochemical Detection of MicroRNA's."

General Information

The Point-of-Care Testing Research Grant $5,000, supported by the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Division, is to fund POCT outcome studies. This grant is targeted to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.

Applications are due by March 15, for projects starting after June 1 of the same year.

How to Apply

Complete the Application for AACC Research Grants.

Applications will be evaluated using the following scientific criteria:

  • Originality
  • Scope
  • Scientific significance;
  • Soundness of research plan;
  • Degree of achievability;
  • Potential for the project to lead to further exploration beyond grant period; and 
  • Transferability of research findings to actual practice.

Administrative criteria used will include:

  • Degree to which the research proposal is critical to the career of the applicant;
  •  Degree to which AACC funding is critical to the start of the project;
  • Adequacy of the facility proposed; and
  • Satisfactory budget.

Submit one electronic copy of your application to

Questions? If you have questions about the CPOCT Research Grant, please contact Membership & Awards Coordinator, April Gascon, at or call (800) 892-1400 ext. 1701 or (202) 835-8701.