Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Pre-Proposal Deadline:

Jul 16, 2021





Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility & Application Process:

The competition will employ a two-stage process.

Request for Proposals

Advisory Committee

Blossom Damania, PhD
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Vice Dean for Research
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Maurizio Del Poeta, MD
Professor,  Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Stony Brook School of Medicine

Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Immunobiology, and Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Yale University School of Medicine

Denise Kirschner, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Harmit S. Malik, PhD (Chair)
Member, Division of Basic Sciences & HHMI Investigator
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Eric G. Pamer, MD
Director, Duchossois Family Institute
University of Chicago

Barbara Papadopoulou, BPharm, PhD, FCAHS
Professor of Microbiology and
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunity
CHU de Quebec Research Center
Laval University School of Medicine

Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH
Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation (VI4)
Ernest W. Goodpasture Professor
Vice Chair for Basic Research
Chief, Division of Molecular Pathogenesis
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

E. John Wherry, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and
Director, Institute of Immunology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Vanessa Sperandio, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Additional members may be added to the committee.

Award Timeline

Jul 16, 2021

Pre-Proposal Deadline

Nov 15, 2021

Application Deadline

Apr 26 - 27, 2022

Finalist Interviews

May 20, 2022

Notice of Award

Jul 01, 2022

Award Start Date

Jun 30, 2027

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Victoria McGovern, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer


Muno Sekhon

Program Associate