The Global Grants for Gut Health is a competitive programme for investigator-initiated research into the human gut microbiota, supported by Yakult and Nature Research. The programme will consider proposals for research projects that advance understanding of the impact of the gut microbiota on human health.
Applications might relate to:
- The gut-associated immune system and how it is modulated by microbiota
- How the gut microbiota exercise influence in inflammatory and metabolic diseases
- The mechanisms by which the microbiota influence the gut‒brain axis
In all cases the focus should be on uncovering and understanding how the microbiota exerts an influence on human health.
Who can Apply
Applicants should 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 programme is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines.
How to Apply
To apply online, click here.
Value of Grant
Grants will be of up to $100,000 for the direct costs of research. Applicants may apply for an additional 10% of the direct costs of research to cover organisational overheads.
Duration of Grant
Deadline for First Round Application: September 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST
Results: To be announced in April, 2020
- Potential impact
- Scientific quality
- Quality of the applicant/team
- Value for money