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Awards to USA Researchers and Scientists for Innovative Research Projects Related to Lyme Disease

Emerging Leader Award (ELA)

GrantWatch ID# 193388
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Bay Area Lyme Foundation
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Awards to USA researchers and scientists affiliated with qualified institutions or corporate equivalents for innovative and new research projects related to Lyme disease. Funding is intended for projects that will lead to improvements in disease diagnosis and treatment. Eligible projects include a defined approach to improved diagnostics or therapies for Lyme disease.

The Bay Area Lyme Foundation Emerging Leader Awards (ELA) recognize both established and up-and-coming researchers bringing new approaches and creative thinking to the field of Lyme disease. These grants support new and innovative projects and aim to attract aspiring new scientific talent to the field of Lyme. Candidate applications must include a viable proposal for a proof-of-concept project to be funded, in part or in sum, by the grant award.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Qualified Applicants:
- Affiliated with an academic or research institution in the U.S. or corporate equivalent
- Demonstrated professional and scientific leadership in biological and medical sciences
- Exhibited scientific curiosity and an established pattern of creative thinking
- A defined approach to improved diagnostics or therapies for Lyme disease

The Foundation will be offering ELA grants to researchers in academia or the private sector who are currently at the post-doctoral level through associate professor level or equivalent. Those who have not previously worked in Lyme disease research are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have identified a defined approach to improving diagnostics or therapeutics for Lyme disease.

It is the policy of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation to pay no more than 5% of any grant toward overhead or indirect costs, and travel costs are excluded.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications for the 2023 are being solicited beginning October 2022.
- The Foundation will be accepting applications through February 15, 2023.
- Winners will be announced in May 2023 and will be invited to attend our annual LymeAid® event.

Number of Grants
At least two

Estimated Size of Grant

Term of Contract
Research efforts funded by this award are required to generate initial proof of concept within 12–24 months.

Contact Information
Send completed applications to

For more information or questions about the application process, please contact the foundation offices at or tel. 650.530.2439.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation
884 Portola Road, Suite A7
Portola Valley, CA 94028

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