Grants and Funding Opportunities

Deadline Extension: Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Research
November 7, 2022
 

Due to the volume of interest in the Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Research grant, the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation has extended the deadline for grant applications to December 23, 2022. This grant extension is a rare opportunity to take part in innovative research that moves us all one step closer to identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease

The Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant provides funding to identify a potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. All awards must be narrowly focused on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease. The grant awards will support innovative research including basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches. This includes proposals that span the breadth of the microbial world including bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and microbial synergy among other possibilities.

Purpose

Provide funding to identify a potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. All awards must be narrowly focused on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease. The awards will support innovative research including basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches.

Program Objectives 

This funding is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To obtain evidence that an infectious agent or microbial community is correlated to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • To promote novel research in the field of microbial triggers for Alzheimer’s disease.

2.24 million dollars in grant funding will be available through the 2022 grant period. Individual grants will range between $30,000 – $250,000. The Grant amount varies dependent on the merits of the project.

For more information, please visit Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant – IDSA Foundation. Please email Meredith Fogleman or Zoe Metcalf if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.