Sealy Center for Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Data Acquisition/Pilot Program

Sealy Center for Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases - Data Acquisition/Pilot Program

  • Call for Pilot Grant Proposal

    Deadline: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    The UTMB Sealy Center for Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases (hereafter referred to as the “Sealy Center”) encourages UTMB investigators to submit grant proposals focusing on the broad area of vector-borne and infectious diseases. We especially encourage applications from teams of investigators that include both basic and clinical investigators.

    • Projects will be funded for one year, with total annual direct costs not to exceed $20,000.

    Additionally, we encourage the use of our existing core capabilities (e.g., insectaries, proteomics, next generation sequencing, systems biology) for the study of pathogen genomes, population genetics, transcriptional patterns and responses of pathogens and hosts, vaccine development and safety studies, and many other topics related to infection, immunity, and toxicology.

    Interested investigators are required to submit an Office of Sponsored Programs Proposal Routing Form, proposal title, names and affiliations of the Principal Investigators and collaborators, biosketches, budget and justification. In addition, a three-page proposed research plan must be submitted describing specific aims, significance, innovation, approach, and relevance.

    Applications will be evaluated by the Sealy Center’s Executive  Committee using an oral review (NIH study section style) process.

    Deadline for receipt of the full proposal is Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Funding will be available by October 15, 2021

    Full proposals will be evaluated by the Sealy Center’s Advisory Board, comprised of internal and external members of UTMB with specific expertise in the area of arborviruses and grant application process.

Proposals are encouraged from teams of investigators that include both basic and clinical investigators.

Questions? Contact Sealy Center for Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases