Computational Modeling Pilot Grants Available

Investigators interested in pursuing collaborative research in computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases are invited to apply for pilot funding from the University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence.

Designed to attract postdoctoral fellows and faculty who may be new to this field of research, the pilot grants will also help facilitate cooperation among a wide variety of disciplines. Investigators within the various schools and departments at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated institutions associated with the Pitt MIDAS National Center of Excellence will be eligible to participate.

Two types of awards will be offered: MIDAS Seed Grants designed for postdoctoral fellows with annual support of $5,000 and MIDAS Development Grants designed for faculty with annual support of $20,000; renewal or extension of awards may be possible. Applicants must collaborate with established investigators in the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence.

For more information regarding the MIDAS Pilot Grant Program and application instructions, click here. Proposals are due October 15, 2010, and award announcements will be made by November 15, 2010.

For additional information please contact Joan M. Lakoski, PhD, director of the MIDAS Education and Outreach Core ( or Phillip Palmer, PhD, coordinator of the MIDAS Education and Outreach Core ( or 412-624-6957).


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