The Infectious Diseases & Immunology Institute at Case Western Reserve University will provide seed money to young faculty members to foster interdisciplinary research in infectious diseases and immunology. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine and hospital system and in other departments throughout the university are eligible. The principal investigator must be a member of the faculty at Case Western Reserve University but need not be a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine or the Department of Pathology. Funding will be awarded to young investigators (within five years of faculty appointment).
The subject of the proposed research must be directly related to the mission of the IDII: to conduct basic, translational, epidemiological and clinical research of the molecular biology, immunology, evolution and population dynamics of microbial pathogens and associated host responses, as well as broader aspects of immunology and microbiology, and to promote the delivery of the highest quality care of infectious diseases to be linked to the research enterprise.
Grants, not to exceed $10,000 direct costs each, will be awarded for one year to young investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future independently funded awards. Research activity and themes should be multidisciplinary and involve investigators across the IDII. In the first year of funding, up to four grants will be awarded.
Post-doctoral fellows, residents, graduate students and research associates are not eligible to apply for these research grants, but may be an integral part of a proposal made by a faculty member.