The IMCI Pilot Grant Program fosters research at the University of Idaho in areas that combine modeling with empirical data to address complex problems relevant to human health. Pilot grants are seed grants that provide modest funding for new research ideas, projects or collaborations. There is an expectation that funded PIs will submit a new research proposal on the project to NIH or other funding agencies within the near future.
Currently, IMCI is funding the following Pilot Grants:
- Incorporating Bacteriophage into an Experimentally-Tractable Animal Model System (Van Leuven, 2021 – 2023)
- Modeling the chlamydial developmental cycle (Grieshaber, 2021 – 2023)
- Multiscale Modeling for preparedness against contact-dependent infectious disease transmission (Hernandez-Vargas, 2023)
- Altering microbiome composition through rationally designed antimicrobial regimen (Udekwu, 2023)
Completed Pilot Projects are listed here.
New submissions are invited on a regular basis. Visit our Funding Opportunities page for more information on applying.