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Funding Agencies

Funding Lists

This is an extensive listing of current funding opportunities in infectious diseases and tropical medicine.

Please note that society membership may be required to qualify for grant support.

Funding Source Descriptions

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Awards are dedicated to acknowledging the best in microbiology. They are administered by the American Academy of Microbiology and encompass the many subspecialties of microbiology, including biotechnology, clinical microbiology, environmental microbiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy, immunology, and virology, as well as education and service to the profession.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH): Founded in 1903, ASTMH is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. Research, health care and education are the central activities of ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and clinics to country-wide programs.

The American Lung Association: offers annual funding opportunities as a part of its Awards and Grants Program. The Awards and Grants Program supports basic, clinical and behavioral/policy research through training and investigator-initiated peer-review proposals.

American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) utilizes formal requests for proposals to solicit grant applications for both targeted and general HIV/AIDS research. Proposals are then peer reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee on the basis of their relevance, scientific merit, and promise. To date, amfAR has funded more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Sen/ices.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS working in 17 countries around the world to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for women, children, and families-with a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMIL), a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States.

March of Dimes provides millions of dollars in grants, scholarships and awards that promote research, education for professionals, and community programs designed to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of babies.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non~profit organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts that support the advancement of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems to meet the NIH mission of extending healthy life and reducing the burdens of illness and disability.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense …” It funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Thrasher Research Fund supports clinical/translational pediatric research. Emphasis is placed on projects with potential findings that would be clinically applicable in a relatively short period of time for the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of pediatric medical problems.

Funding Opportunities for Fellows

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.

American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Pediatric Society brings together men and women for the advancement of the study of infants, children and adolescents and their diseases, for the prevention of illness and the promotion of health in childhood, for the promotion of pediatric education and research.

March of Dimes supports research aimed at preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Improving the health of children worldwide through philanthropic support of scientific and educational programs.

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