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Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers, Health
Professionals, and Scientists for Research on Alzheimer's Disease

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:

07/26/20 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers, health professionals, and scientists for research on Alzheimer's disease. Funding will support basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches to research. Funding is intended to advance original research related to the potential link between Alzheimer's disease and microbial agents.

Program Objectives

This funding is designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To obtain evidence that an infectious agent or microbial community is correlated to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • To promote novel research in the field of microbial triggers for Alzheimer’s disease.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186209

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Grant Period - Twelve months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-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 encouraged 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 applicants are encouraged to apply.

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

June 26:Informational Grant Webinar Part 1
July 3: Informational Grant Webinar Part II

Pre-Application Information:

- March 27: Application Opens
- June 26:Informational Grant Webinar
- July 26: Application Closes
- August/September TBD, 2020: Applicants Notified
- September TBD, 2020: Award Letter of Intent Due
- October 21-25: Awardees Acknowledged at IDWeek
- October TBD, 2020: Research Cycle Begins

Additional information:

Part 1 Webinar:

Contact Information:

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


Lauren Martin

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

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