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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research

Funding Opportunities

The UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute has established three distinct internal funding mechanisms. These include Collaborative Research Seed Grants (up to $100K), Proposal Planning Grants (up to $50K), and GIDI iGrants for individuals (up to $5K).

The Collaborative Research Seed Grants

The research proposed should be new (not previously funded extramurally or at UVA), transformative, and differentiating for UVA. It is expected that the successful teams will be highly competitive to apply for follow-on extramural funding. GIDI will assist the collaborative teams in identifying and pursuing these extramural opportunities.Proposals that incorporate a variety of disciplines including the social sciences (i.e., public health policy, economics, anthropology, sociology, history) are especially welcomed. Proposed research projects should bring multiple UVA researchers together to establish a team with the expertise to answer a pressing and important challenge in infectious diseases of worldwide significance, using approaches that could not be addressed by any single investigator.

The Proposal Planning Grants

Proposed proposal planning projects should bring multiple UVA researchers together to establish a team with the expertise to answer a pressing and important challenge in infectious diseases of worldwide significance, using approaches that could not be addressed by any single investigator. Diverse teams that feature the expertise of researchers from a variety of disciplines are encouraged. The research proposed should be transformative and differentiating for UVA. It is expected that the successful teams will be highly competitive and apply for follow-on extramural funding.

Proposal Planning Grants will support collaborative teams that have already obtained most necessary key research findings to enable the submission of multi-investigator, multi-year, major research proposals. Collaborations that feature the expertise of researchers from a variety of disciplines including the social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The GIDI iGrants:

The goal of the iGrant Program is to support innovative, impactful research conducted by individuals. Research supported by iGrants should be consistent with GIDI's mission to promote cross-Grounds multidisciplinary research related to globally prominent infectious diseases. We seek to support projects from diverse academic disciplines. Researchers from a variety of disciplines including the social sciences (i.e., public health policy, economics, anthropology, sociology, history) are encouraged.