The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to support early stage translational research focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics against select eukaryotic pathogens. Application deadline: Feb 10, 2016 For more information and application instructions, please visit:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-generating research on innate and adaptive immune responses induced by mycobacterial infection, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG), or otherMycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) vaccinations.  Studies that include evaluation of immune responses by anatomical location in HIV-infected or uninfected individuals are of particular interest.  A secondary objective of

The Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship at UC Berkeley funds international summer research experiences for qualified Berkeley students. The program provides training in infectious disease research, with a focus on diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries. The Global Health Disparities fellowship is funded through the Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is an 11-month mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley,  Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University; and 25 affiliated

Virus in cattle linked to human breast cancer

Thursday, 17 September 2015 by

“A new study by UC Berkeley researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. In the study, published this month in the journalPLOS ONE and available online, researchers analyzed breast tissue from 239 women for the presence of bovine leukemia virus (BLV), comparing samples from

UC Berkeley scientists have identified a key culprit responsible for the fluid loss and resulting shock that are the hallmark of severe — and potentially fatal — dengue virus infections. A team of researchers led by molecular virologist Eva Harris, a UC Berkeley professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, presented new evidence

This joint National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative supports efforts to understand the underlying ecological and biological mechanisms that govern relationships between human-induced environmental changes and the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases. The highly interdisciplinary research projects funded under this program apply both ecological and biomedical methods, and study

The GloCal Health Fellowship is a career development fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), as well as a consortium at the UCGHI. This program supports fellows from the 10 UC campuses as well as 27 affiliated international sites across 16 countries. For more information and application instructions, please

Nov 11, 2015: Grand Challenges Explorations

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 by

Grand Challenges Explorations is seeking innovative global health and development solutions and is now accepting proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each,

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new Grand Challenge: Innovations in Vaccine Manufacturing for Global Markets. This challenge focuses on innovations in vaccine manufacturing platforms designed to lower production cost for vaccines that target diseases of great global burden and that are among the most costly to produce with current technologies. Deadline:

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