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Developmental Core

The Developmental Core provides grant opportunities to early stage investigators to foster new approaches to fight infectious diseases on all fronts – from revealing their basic biology to creating innovative public health strategies to stop their spread. Click the links below to learn about our funding opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Developmental Grants

PREPARE is proud to announce the establishment of its Developmental Grant program that will advance the next generation of scientific experts in infectious disease research, prevention, and control. As the COVID-19 experience has shown, controlling future pandemics means investing in scientific discovery, especially in a skilled, interdisciplinary workforce that is committed to understanding and preventing disease threats wherever they might be.

Two funding opportunities are available in Fall 2022 for early stage investigators (pre-R01):

Developmental Grants in HIV/MPX

This opportunity is offered in collaboration with the San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR). Early stage investigators with faculty appointments at an SD CFAR member institution are invited to apply. A maximum of two awards at $50,000 each will support one-year projects on MPX in the context of HIV risk, prevention, transmission, and/or treatment. 

Developmental Grants in Pandemic Prevention Research

This opportunity is available to early stage investigators with faculty appointments at UC San Diego or any PREPARE partner institution. A maximum of two awards at $50,000 each will support one-year projects in basic, clinical, translational, or behavioral aspects of emerging pathogens with active or potential pandemic escalation.