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The Global Grants for Gut Health
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The Global Grants for Gut Health is a competitive program for investigator-initiated research into the human gut microbiota.
The Global Grants for Gut Health will consider proposals for one-year research projects – whether laboratory investigations or clinical studies – that advance understanding of the impact of the gut microbiota on human health.
Applications might relate to:
- The structure, function and diversity of the human microbiome
- The gut-associated immune system and the microbiota’s immunomodulatory capacity
- The role of the gut microbiota in inflammatory and metabolic diseases
- The role of the microbiota in the gut‒brain axis
- Modulation of the gut microbiota, for example through diet, prebiotics, probiotics, transplantation of faecal microbiota or selected species and communities, and modulators of the microbiota composition.
Applicants shall be employed by a university, research institution or any other not-for-profit organisation. Applicants must hold a doctorate or medical degree (e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD) and have at least five years’ postdoctoral research experience. The awards are global, so applicants can be of any nationality and projects can be hosted at any eligible organisation in the world.
The program will make a maximum of three awards per funding cycle, each of up to $100,000 USD.
Maximum Project Value
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Please see the Guideline for Applicants Page for complete details on the application process (including obtaining the signature page required by Research Services). All Applications must be submitted through the proposalCENTRAL portal.
Information For Co-applicants
If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).