MI4-Microbiomes and Rheumatic Diseases Seed Fund Grant

MI4 Microbiomes and Rheumatic Diseases (M-RD) Seed Fund Grant


MI4 Microbiomes and Rheumatic Diseases (M-RD)

Seed Fund Grant

Deadline: May 27, 2024, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time


The current Request for Proposal (RFP) provides the details to apply for the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) Seed Fund Grant (SFG) competition focused on Microbiomes and Rheumatic Diseases (M-RD), made possible by a generous donation from the Duthie Saunders Estate.

The overarching goal of MI4 is to bring together investigators from across the McGill community and its partners to foster interdisciplinary research.

With a re-focussing of its scope in 2022, MI4 supports efforts to discover, develop, and implement innovative solutions for microbial threats to human health across the lifespan.

All proposals for this special M-RD SFG call must align with the study area below:

  • Microbiomes and Rheumatic Diseases.

All applications will be ranked by the same criteria as described in Section 8.2 of the RFP below, and the two highest-ranked will be funded.

In the current round of the MI4 SFG program, funds are available to support up to two grants for a maximum of $150,000 each for a grant term of 24 months.


Key Dates

  • Launch of MI4-Microbiomes and Rheumatic Diseases (M-RD) SFG: April 15, 2024
  • SFG application deadline: May 27, 2024, 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Evaluation period: May 27, 2024, to June 28, 2024
  • SFG announcement to applicants: July 2024


Instructions for Submission

All applications must be submitted by email in PDF format to grantsmcgilli4.med [at] mcgill.ca, copying admincoordmcgilli4.med [at] mcgill.ca and mi4programmgr.med [at] mcgill.ca.



If additional information is required to complete the MI4-Microbiomes and Rheumatic Diseases (M-RD) SFG submission, please contact admincoordmcgilli4.med [at] mcgill.ca.



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