Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Application Deadline:

Nov 15, 2022





Invited Applicants Only

Eligibility & Application Process:

The competition will employ a two-stage process.

Request for Proposals

Advisory Committee

Craig E. Cameron, PhD
Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Blossom Damania, PhD (Co-Chair)
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

Christopher A. Hunter, PhD 
Professor of Pathobiology 
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 

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

Carolina Lopez, PhD
Professor and BJC Investigator in Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine

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 (Co-Chair)
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

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 14, 2022

Pre-Proposal Deadline

Nov 15, 2022

Application Deadline

Apr 17 - 19, 2023

Finalist Interviews

May 24, 2023

Notice of Award

Jul 01, 2023

Award Start Date

Jun 30, 2028

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Victoria McGovern, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer


Darcy Lewandowski

Program Associate