Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation: Research Grants on Microbial Links to Alzheimer’s

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSA Foundation) invites applications for its Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease grant.

Grants will provide funding to identify a potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. All awards must focus narrowly on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease. This includes proposals that span the breadth of the microbial world, including bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and microbial synergy, among other possibilities. The grant awards will support innovative research, including basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, including collaborations between Alzheimer’s research and infectious diseases experts.

Grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded to established investigators (assistant professor to professor) who have already launched/developed initial research; grants of $100,000 will be awarded to senior/mid-career investigators (assistant professor to professor) to obtain preliminary data to facilitate the development of a research proposal for submission to the NIH and/or other institutions to continue their research; grants of $50,000 will be awarded to current investigators (past grant awardees) who have demonstrated significant progress in initial research findings and are looking to further their research. Grants of $30,000 will be awarded to fellows/early-career investigators (including instructors, assistant professors, and senior trainees/fellows) to obtain preliminary data to develop a research proposal to submit at the $100,000 level.

Both members and non-members of IDSA are encouraged to apply; this includes established investigators and academic and health professionals in all disciplines and health-related professions. PhDs and MDs are invited to apply, and clinical and basic scientists are encouraged to apply. International applications and non-U.S. citizens are also invited.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.