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Our funding opportunities aim to bring together multidisciplinary groups within the University to explore challenges facing human, animal and ecosystem health.

The Institute encourages research that improves understanding of the complex pathogen, host, environment interactions that fuel the emergence and spread of infectious diseases.

New funding opportunities

Congratulations to the following applicants who were successful in the 2020 seed funding round.  We look forward to hearing about the research outcomes in the coming year.

Applicant Title Node
Tim Newsome Therapeutic targeting of TGF-β and Smad3 in SARS-CoV-2 infection Respiratory Tract Infections
Verlaine Timms Tracking medically relevant Legionella pneumophila to aid outbreak control One Health
Laszlo Irinyi Nanopore Sequencing using the Flongle as fast diagnostic tool for direct diagnosis of mycosis from clinical samples Fungisphere
Ramon Shaban Video camera technology for auditing and monitoring healthcare worker infection prevention and control practices for COVID-19 and other high-consequence infectious diseases: An exploratory and evaluative study Ethics and Politics of Infection
Justin Beardsley Assessing the zoonotic potential of Candida species in Vietnamese chicken farms Fungisphere
Christine Griebsch The return of a zoonotic disease - Leptospirosis in Sydney and the role of rats in disease "hot spots" One Health
Harunor Rashid Hand hygiene to reducing respiratory-tract infection transmission among Hajj pilgrims: a feasibility trial (Project HHRTIHajj) Mass-gathering medicine
Carola Venturini Tracking phage-bacteria dynamics in vivo using fluorescence  AMR - Precision ID
Auriol Purdie Integrating mycobiome and microbiome analyses in studies of the interplay between soil, vegetation and livestock  Fungisphere
Hannah Kim Saliva-based precision dosing in children using fluconazole as a model to explore feasibility Fungisphere

This large-scale funding opportunity is specifically aimed at groups that are driven by strong preliminary data and collaboration. Projects up to $50,000 will be funded and must be concluded within 1-2 years.

Submissions will be evaluated using a double-stage procedures. Initially screening will be performed by an executive team to ensure that the objectives and minimum quality criteria are met. Then a multidisciplinary advisory board, composed of members from major schools and disciplines will consider the strategic importance and strength of the application.

Contact us to find out more about applying for this funding call.

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Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases

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