The Duke Microbiome Center announces a request for proposals (RFP) for grants-in-aid for microbiome science. The deadline for proposals is 12PM on Friday June 22, 2018. The goal of this RFP is to support Duke faculty who want to pursue microbiome research in the context of their broader research programs. This RFP is focused on discovery science and not intended to supplement ongoing funded microbiome research efforts. Priority will be given (1) to applications which are exploratory in nature and for which support is difficult or impossible to obtain; (2) to junior members of the faculty or staff who, by reason of their being earlier in their careers, find it difficult to obtain research support; and (3) to teams of investigators representing multiple scientific disciplines. All Duke University faculty and staff are eligible, and the maximum budget is $20,000. For more information, see the program announcement.