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Alzheimer's and Infectious Diseases Research Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers to Investigate
the Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Microbial Factors

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, and The Benter Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/30/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers, health professionals, and scientists to investigate the connection between Alzheimer's disease and microbial agents. Funding is intended for research related to the link between infectious or microbial mechanisms and Alzheimer's, and to advance original research related to Alzheimer's disease and microbial triggers. All awards must be narrowly focused on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer's disease.

This is a one-time grant award to obtain preliminary data to facilitate development of a research proposal for submission to the NIH or other foundations or institutions for further funding.

These awards will provide seed funding to encourage innovative projects that will lead investigators to initiate promising new directions in Alzheimer's-related research that may enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Targeted projects may rest in basic, translational, epidemiologic, or clinical research that seeks to answer fundamental questions about whether an infectious factor or process leads to the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Allowable categories for expenditures include personnel (salary and fringe benefits), supplies, services (e.g., data analysis, genomic/microbiome sequencing costs, statistical support among others), animal care.

The IDSA Foundation strongly encourages applications by women, people of color, under-represented populations and those who have experienced varied and non-traditional career trajectories.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186209

Number of Grants:

Up to five

Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000. Total salary support for PI should not exceed $15,000 (including fringe cost).

Term of Contract:

The funding is for one calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
- Both members and non-members of IDSA are encouraged to apply. This includes established investigators, academic and health professionals in all disciplines and health-related professions.
- PhD 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 are welcome.

Multiple investigators working on the project at the time of application is allowed but there may only be one PI.

Projects that concentrate on indirect nonspecific phenomena such as inflammation or protein plaques and tangles will not be considered. Grant awards should not duplicate currently funded work.

Equipment and travel costs are not allowed. No indirect costs are provided to the Institution to which grants are awarded.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period for the grant opened on June 10, and will remain open through November 30, 2019, at 11:59 PM ET.

All applications must be submitted in standard American English.

Additional information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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ISDA Foundation
1300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-299-0200
Fax: 703-299-0204

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