TriCEM fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration in the Triangle and beyond. Before writing or submitting a proposal please converse with our Assistant Director, James Herrera. We are eager to hear your ideas. Note that TriCEM funds do not cover indirect costs or Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs.
We currently have two RFPs. In the first RFP, the Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative (CHDI) and the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) announce a request for research proposals that investigate and positively impact child health and the trajectory of health into adulthood. Proposed activities should focus on evolutionary medicine, broadly interpreted to involve research that uses evolutionary and ecological perspectives to understand and treat disease in humans. Examples could include: developmental origins of health and disease; childhood asthma and other allergies; the microbiome and health; the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases of children; social determinants of child health and development; mental health; and origins and treatment of childhood cancers. More information can be found here. Applications are due Sept. 12, 2018.
In our more general RFP – due October 5 – TriCEM is inviting proposals in the following areas: Seed Grants, Graduate Awards, and Working Groups. Proposed activities should focus on evolutionary medicine, broadly interpreted to involve research that uses evolutionary and ecological perspectives to understand health and disease in humans, domesticated animals, and wildlife. Examples of previously funded projects are provided on the next page, with topics that include, but are not limited to: ecology and evolution of infectious disease; psychiatric and neurodegenerative disease; evolution of antimicrobial resistance; evolutionary perspectives in global health; evolution of aging; autoimmune disease and allergy; evolution and cancer; evolutionary perspectives on emerging plant diseases and food security; One Health and comparative medicine; and the genetic basis of disease. UNC Chapel Hill investigators involved with research in the Galapagos Islands may be able to apply for matching funds.