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Microbiota within the gut-brain axis


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BIOCODEX MICROBIOTA FOUNDATION 2018

“Microbiota within the gut-brain axis”

For 2018, the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation American grant will be awarded to an investigator studying microbiota within the gut-brain axis. Applicants are favored who have 5 years or less of previous postdoc training at the time of application (time spent in clinical training is excluded). This grant may be applied to a new or an existing ongoing study.

 

Definition

With a mission of advancing the research and understanding of human microbiota, the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation is calling on inspired early career researchers from American institutions in the microbiome field to submit proposals for funding their projects. Leveraging a national board of independent scientists to select the most exciting proposal and to help fund young investigators, Biocodex plans to lead the charge in this field of study by giving an annual national grant to different research topics in the microbiome field.

For 2018, the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation American grant will be awarded to an investigator studying microbiota within the gut-brain axis. Applicants are favored who have 5 years or less of previous postdoc training at the time of application (time spent in clinical training is excluded). This grant may be applied to a new or an existing ongoing study.

 

Price

The total grant amount is $50,000 USD.

Deadline to submit your application is August 17, 2018, 5 PM PST.

This grant is intended to be mainly an operational grant, not a salary grant. Indirect institutional costs are allowed (up to 10%).

 

Candidates

Applicants must be an advanced degree holder.

Grant must be applied to research in a USA institution.

Applicants are favored have 5 years or less of previous postdoc training at the time of application (time spent in clinical training is excluded).

 

Application form

Application consists of completed application form and applicant’s full CV that includes funding.

Click to download the application form in doc.

Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

If you have trouble accessing the application, please email USAFoundation@biocodex.com for a copy of the application.

 

Candidate engagement

The Applicant agrees to inform the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation of any financing that has already been received for this project, or a request for funding to another structure.

The Applicant agrees to submit interim reports of research work to the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation every 6 months. He/she also agrees to send the final report of the study to the Foundation within six months of the close of the project.

The Applicant will mention the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation’s support in any communication or publication of their work with the following sentence: “This work was (partially) supported by the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation.” The Applicant will send copies of these communications or publications to the Foundation.

The Applicant authorizes the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation to publicize its support for their proposal and grants both on the BMF website and through other means by uploading the non-confidential summary of the proposal.

If for any reason the winning study needs to be discontinued, the Applicant agrees to promptly (within 3 days of the decision) communicate this to the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation.

 

Jury

Our scientific board, comprised of Dr. Ruth Ann Luna from Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Emeran Mayer from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), will review the applications and select the grant winner.

The scientific board’s decision is final, and will not be contested.

 

Attribution

The grant winner will be expected to attend the award event, scheduled for December 7, 2018 in San Francisco.

Please send the completed application to USAFoundation@biocodex.com.

If you have any questions or need a copy of the application, please email USAFoundation@biocodex.com .

Participating countries

Belgium

“Gut Microbiota in Human Health and Diseases”

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Canada

“Microbiota-directed therapies in chronic intestinal disease”

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France

"Microbiote intestinal & santé humaine"

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Mexico

Investigación sobre Microbiota Intestinal

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Morocco

"Microbiote & santé humaine"

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Nordics

“Gut microbiota and their interactions with various pathologies”

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Poland

The commitee is currently finalising the Polish Call for Projects

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Russia

Микробиота и здоровье человека

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Turkey

“Değişen Mikrobiyota ve Sağlığa Etkileri”

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USA

Microbiota within the gut-brain axis

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Ukraine

"Мікробіота кишечника та патологія біліарного тракту"

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