Apply for the Seed Grants for Research on Sex/Gender Differences in Immunology by April 1

Johns Hopkins Specialized Center of Research Excellence in Sex Differences & The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine Request for Applications (RFA)

Deadline extended to Monday, April 1, 2019

SEED grants aim to promote basic, translational, clinical, population health and social science research on sex and gender differences in the immune system and its function and to facilitate the research careers of junior faculty on these topics across Johns Hopkins University.

The Johns Hopkins Specialized Center for Research Excellence (SCORE) in Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza (SADII) in collaboration with the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine plans to fund 2-3 seed grants of $50,000 each to enable junior faculty to:

  • collect pilot data
  • conduct feasibility studies
  • conduct health sciences research
  • and/or demonstrate interdisciplinary collaborations that would enhance applications for federal funding

Areas of research must broadly involve the immune system and could include, but are not limited to, aging, allergy, asthma, cancer, inflammatory diseases of diverse tissues and health conditions, autoimmunity, intersectionality, infectious diseases, pregnancy, and vaccinology. These can be studies involving basic biomedical research, clinical research, epidemiological analyses (including secondary data analyses), health services or social sciences research.


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For more information, contact Dr. Sabra Klein at or Dr. Wendy Bennett at