Grants and Funding Opportunities

Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Research Grant
September 27, 2022
 

Application Deadline: October 30, 2022

 

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. 

Eligibility:

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 welcome to apply.
  • Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, including collaborations between experts in Alzheimer’s research and infectious diseases.
  • Clinical and basic scientists are encouraged to apply.
  • International applications and non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

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