2021 Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Research Grant
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.
1.7 million dollars in grant funding will be available through the 2021 grant period. Individual grants will range between $30,000 - $250,000. Grant amount varies dependent on the merits of the project.
Distribution of grants is as follows (but not limited to):
- Up to four $250,000 awards to established investigators (Assistant Professor to Professor) who have already launched/developed initial research. Past awardees are eligible to apply.
- Up to four $100,000 awards to senior/mid-career investigators (Assistant Professor to Professor) to obtain preliminary data to facilitate development of a research proposal for submission to the NIH and/or other institutions to continue their research. These grant awards are not meant to duplicate current work.
- Up to three $50,000 awards to current investigators (past awardees) who have demonstrated significant progress in initial research findings and are looking to further their research. The awardees are expected to submit a research update instead of a regular application.
- Up to five $30,000 awards to fellows/early-career investigators (includes Instructors, Assistant Professors, Senior trainees/Fellows) to obtain preliminary data to facilitate development of a research proposal to submit at the $100,000 level. These grants will ensure that creative ideas emerge from the science. These grant awards are not meant to duplicate current work.
Please visit www.IDSAFoundation.org/alz-research-grant/ for requirements and additional information regarding the 2021 Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Research Grant.
Note: The grant is offered to both Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Non-IDSA members. These one-time grants are slated to identify potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. Please review the Grant RFA for additional information.
For additional inquiries and questions, please email IDSA Foundation Program Manager, Evelyn Morales