The mission of the PennCHOP Microbiome Program is to facilitate research across campus focused on understanding the microbiome and altering its composition and activity to improve health. Pilot/Feasibility grants are designed to bring together microbiome investigators and to stimulate other researchers to enter the field and investigate the influence of the microbiome in their subject areas. The Pilot/Feasibility Projects can focus on the microbiota at any body site of the human or animal hosts. Projects can focus on composition and/or function of bacterial, fungal, archaeal, or viral communities as well as their physiological and pathological effects on their hosts. Up to 6 pilot grants will be awarded.
See the attached PDF for more information about eligibility, submission requirements, and award terms.
To apply, submit a pdf via email to jesmo [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu (Jessica Monkoski).
Complete proposals are due by 5PM on October 22, 2021. Awards will be announced by January 21, 2022.
Questions? Feel free to reply to this email or reach out to jesmo [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu (Jessica) (email above).