Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Application Deadline:

Nov 14, 2024





Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility & Application Process:

The competition will employ a two-stage process.

Request for Proposals

About The Award

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to studying human infectious diseases. The program aims to provide accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level with opportunities to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism, and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.

PATH is a highly competitive award program that provides $505,000 over five years to study pathogenesis. The program intends to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry, stimulating higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing our understanding of how infectious diseases work and how health is maintained.

Update to Institutional Eligibility - read about it here.

Award Timeline

Jul 18, 2024

Letter of Intent Deadline

Oct 04, 2024

Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal

Nov 14, 2024

Application Deadline

Apr 28 - 30, 2025

Finalist Interviews

May 31, 2025

Notice of Award

Jul 01, 2025

Award Start Date

Jun 30, 2030

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Victoria McGovern, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer


Darcy Lewandowski

Program Associate

Kendi Kajogo

Program Coordinator