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Call for applications in the role of the microbiome deadline 9 April 2015

Published on 05 January 2015

Arthritis Research UK is pleased to announce two new funding calls in the area of the microbiome in health and disease.

The microbiome is increasingly recognised as influencing health and disease. To help clarify the role of the microbiome in musculoskeletal disease, applications are open for two new awards with a deadline of 9 April 2015.

Microbiome pathfinder awards will support development work in this area and aim to bring researchers together and form multidisciplinary groups in order for them to develop preliminary data for future programmes of work. These awards will provide support for up to £300,000 for a maximum of 24 months.

The Microbiome strategic programme award will provide longer term support to established multidisciplinary groups with proven research track records. This prestigious award will build on and answer an interrelated set of questions in order to help clarify whether the microbiome has a role in musculoskeletal disease aetiology. Maximum support that can be requested is £2,000,000 for up to 60 months. 

Applications are invited from multidisciplinary groups using innovative approaches to address novel questions in this area. Collaborations are particularly encouraged from individuals with expertise in this area who do not have a track record in musculoskeletal research.

Applications should be made through Grant tracker. For more guidance view our information on How to apply or contact the research department on  or 0300 7900 403.

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