Microbial Pathogenesis In Alzheimer’s Disease Grant

Funding Agency:
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Intriguing evidence suggests Alzheimer’s disease may have a link to infectious diseases or a microbial mechanism. Could this be the missing link to lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? To advance research that could shed light, and provide hope to the more than 5.7 Americans and 47 million people worldwide living with the disease, the IDSA Foundation established the Alzheimer’s Research Grant now known as the Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant, in 2018 to foster further investigation. These grants support research that suggest evidence of an infectious agent or microbial community is correlated to Alzheimer’s disease and promotes novel research in the field of microbial triggers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Both members and non-members of IDSA are encouraged to apply. This includes established investigators, academic and health professionals in all disciplines and health-related professions.
  • PhD and MDs are encouraged to apply.
  • Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, including collaborations between experts in Alzheimer’s research and infectious diseases.
  • Clinical and basic scientists are encouraged to apply.International applicants and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.



Amount Description

Up to 1.7 million in grant funding with individual grants ranging between $30,000 – $250,000 will be awarded

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

August 31, 2021