The objective of this RFA was to solicit proposals that will promote a greater understanding of the role(s) microbiomes play in the 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 was no restriction on the area of human health to be investigated in the proposal. Applicants were encouraged to think broadly about the interactions between microbiomes and human physiology and ecology in formulating their proposals.
Five pilot grants were awarded in amounts up to $50,000 for each one-year project starting June 1, 2019