Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease


Burroughs Wellcome Fund


The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is 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.


Accomplished investigator at the mid-to late-assistant professor level with an established record of independent research (read eligibility requirements).

Funding Availability


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Over five years.

Special Notes

BWF staff will hold conference calls for applicants who have questions about the program:

Dates:  June 13 and June 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dial in number for all calls: 800-311-9406
Passcode for all calls:  BWF

PRE-PROPOSAL DEADLINE: July 15, 2016 by 4:00 pm EDT

Internal Deadline

If invited: Please submit your application/proposal with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

If invited

How To Apply

PI’s to submit electronically through the BWF website.

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 lead 5 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 ORS (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 (ie, budget, proposal, OR5 form).

For More Information

For more information, please go to the BWF website. 

For Questions, please contact

For questions, please contact:
Victoria McGovern
Program Officer 

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research, Research Support Services
519-824-4120 x52832