Open Funding Opportunities

Request for Applications: Microbiome in Human Health and Disease

Applications are closed

Decisions Announced: January 2019

The objective of this RFA is to solicit proposals that will promote a greater understanding of the role(s) microbiomes play in maintenance of normal human physiology and in the manifestation and treatment of human disease. For this opportunity, the microbiome encompasses viruses, bacteria, and fungi as they relate to human physiology and/or illness. There is no restriction on the area of human health to be investigated in the proposal. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about the interactions between microbiomes and human physiology and ecology in formulating their proposals.

Funding Level: Up to $50,000 direct costs only, for one year.

Eligibility:  Assistant professor, associate professor, or professor with a Harvard University appointment, irrespective of degree or institutional affiliation. Investigators who hold appointments such as lecturer, instructor, or research scientist/associate are eligible to apply as PI if approved by and with the support of their department chair.

The RFA and FAQ can be downloaded below. 

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