The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is inviting pre-proposals for its Infectious Diseases Grant Program, Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH). The program provides support to investigators at the assistant professor level to study infectious disease pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology. A summary is provided below.
Objectives are to:
– provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect;
– support research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.
The ideal candidate is an accomplished investigator at the mid-to late-assistant professor level with an established record of independent research in a tenure-track position or its well-supported equivalent in non-tenure-offering departments.
Up to $500,000
Submission of pre-proposal to ORS for review – June 30, 2017
Submission of pre-proposal to agency – July 14, 2017 4:00pm EDT
Submission of full application to ORS for review – November 1, 2017
Submission of full application to agency (by invitation only) – November 15, 2017 by 4:00pm, EST
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