The Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the United States, has announced a call for entries for its 2021 Emerging Leader Awards (ELA), which are designed to encourage scientists who embody the future of Lyme disease research leadership in the U.S.
In 2021, two grants, one of $250,000 and one of $100,000, will be awarded. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a researcher from academia or the private sector in the United States who has not necessarily conducted previous research on tick-borne diseases. All applicants are encouraged to bring learnings from other therapeutic areas to their research project. In addition, their proposal must have a defined scientific approach and rationale that can advance diagnostics or treatments for Lyme disease.
Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2021, midnight Pacific Time.
For complete eligibility criteria and application instructions, see the Bay Area Foundation website.