Lyme disease is the fastest-growing vector-borne disease in the U.S., with some 329,000 new cases reported in the United States each year and the number of Lyme cases reported annually up nearly twenty-five-fold since national reporting began in 1982. There are no accurate diagnostic tests for Lyme disease, or tests to prove that Lyme bacteria are eradicated or that an individual is cured.
To address these issues, the Global Lyme Alliance, the leading nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and tick-borne disease, has issued a Request for Proposals for grants that help to advance the identification, treatment, and cure of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
One-year grants (with the possibility of renewal) will be awarded to support innovative research efforts in areas that include but are not limited to antimicrobial development, personalized medicine, identification and treatment of post-treatment Lyme, new diagnostic technologies, the and ecology of emerging tick-borne diseases. Small-scale grants of up to $50,000 for proof-of-concept studies lasting for up to six months are welcomed. Full-scale grants for larger amounts to be spent over the course of a year also may be requested.
See the GLA website for complete program guideline and application instructions.