Funding Opportunities

Internal Opportunities

Rodent Gnotobiotic Facility Pilot Project Grant Program
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application by the 15th of each month.

National Institutes of Health

Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (R35 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Applications due: May 16, 2024, Jan. 16, 2025, May 16, 2025

NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
Applications due: June 11, 2024, Jan. 10, 2025, and June 11, 2025 

Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Applications due: June 21, 2024

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Applications due: Oct. 23, 2024 (*Note: this is a limited submission)

Microbial-based Cancer Imaging and Therapy – Bugs as Drugs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Standard due dates. Expires May 8, 2025

Microbial-based Cancer Imaging and Therapy – Bugs as Drugs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Standard due dates. Expires May 8, 2025

Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Standard due dates. Expires May 8, 2026

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)
Due dates vary by awarding IC. Expires May 8, 2026   

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Understanding Mucosal Immunity Against Enteric Eukaryotic Pathogens to Advance Discovery of New Interventions (R01 and R21)
Standard due dates. Notice applies to application receipt dates through July 16, 2026

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Research and Development of Vaccines Against Enteric Viruses
This notice applies to application receipt dates through July 16, 2026. Application due dates vary by mechanism.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Determining the Tri-directional Relationship Among Oral Health, Nutrition, and Comprehensive Health (R01 and R21)
Standard due dates. Notice applies to due dates through Sept. 8, 2027

National Science Foundation

Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities)
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2024

NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects
Proposals are accepted at any time, there are no limits on the number of proposals an investigator can submit as a PI or co-PI, and a “Rules of Life” funding track is available.

Plant Biotic Interactions
The PBI program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests.
Proposals accepted anytime.

Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research
This opportunity enables researchers with a strong track record of prior accomplishment to pursue a new avenue of research or inquiry.
Proposals accepted anytime.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB)(R18)
Next application due date: May 25, 2024

Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) (R01)
Next application due date: June 5, 2024

Private Foundations

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Sloan Matter-to-Life Program
Letters of inquiry accepted at any time
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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation – IBD Plexus: Academic Request for Proposals
Proposals are reviewed six times per year. 

Are you interested in a funding opportunity, but need help finding collaborators and forming a research team? Contact Maggie Berg, Research Development Manager, MSI, for assistance with building a team and coordinating collaborative brainstorming meetings.