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.

Personalized Nutrition Initiative 2022 Seed Grants
Applications due: June 15, 2022  


National Institutes of Health

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)
Submission dates vary by awarding IC.  See Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts for more details. 

Microbial-based Cancer Imaging and Therapy – Bugs as Drugs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Applications due: June 5, 2022

Microbial-based Cancer Imaging and Therapy – Bugs as Drugs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Applications due: June 16, 2022

Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)
Applications due: June 12, 2022

Identification and Characterization of Bioactive Microbial Metabolites for Advancing Research on Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Applications due: June 22, 2022

Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) Award (R16 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
pplications due: May 26, 2023

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Applications due: June 8, 2023


National Science Foundation

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2022
Next deadline is the third Wednesday in November, annually
This is a multi-agency program; all applications are submitted through NSF.

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.



Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science Program
Applications due: May 12-Oct. 20, 2022 (due date varies by program area). See RFA for more information.


Private Foundations

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Sloan Matter-to-Life Program
Letters of inquiry accepted at any time 


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.