Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

About the Award

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. 

Details

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers 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 $500,000 over a period of five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry, stimulating higher risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing understanding of how infectious diseases work and how health is maintained.

Eligibility

Full proposals will only be accepted from applicants who have been invited to submit. Invitations will be made only on the basis of the competitiveness of  applicants’ pre-proposals. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Questions

View the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If your question is not answered after reviewing the FAQs, email vmcgovern@bwfund.org with "2016 PATH" as the subject line.

Note:

Applicants are always encouraged to contact the program officer directly about their planned proposal, their competitiveness for the award, or other questions.  The program officer, Victoria McGovern, Ph.D., can be reached at vmcgovern@bwfund.org or 919-991-5112.