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Translating science from lab to impact.

In our first year, the accelerator will focus on microbiome interventions that enhance human health outcomes. We welcome applications from researchers working in any discipline - including multi-disciplinary research group collaborations - where the successful translation of your research has the potential to improve human health and form the basis of a commercial opportunity. 

Every eligible entrant will be invited to our Introduction to Translation and Commercialization Webinar.

Shortlisted applicants are invited to take part in an online Translation and Commercialization Feedback Forum which aims to help you refine and develop your commercialization ideas.

More information can be found on  the Microbiome Accelerator homepage.

The scope of this year's call is: Beyond the bacterial microbiome

For many years now, microbiology researchers have explored the role gut bacteria play in human health. However, the human gut is home to a rich ecosystem of microbial and non-microbial components with multiple complex interactions.  A better understanding of these interactions is one vital component in completing our picture of the role of the human gut microbiome in human health and breakthroughs could be an important key to making an impact on human lives.

The new Global Grants for Gut Health call for applications in 2024 is seeking research proposals to explore beyond the bacterial microbiome, to elucidate mechanisms of interaction between the host, the microbial, and non-microbial microbiomes in the gut.


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The full guidelines for applicants are available here: GGGH Guidelines for Applicants 

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The funding agreement is available here: GGGH Funding Agreement 

The full terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded here: GGGH Terms & Conditions 

Further enquiries: gutgrants@springernature.com

This year's Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science focuses on Western Africa (as defined by the UN).


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