Water Institute Faculty:


Please see this exciting opportunity below from the Moore Foundation.


To be eligible for this competition, applicants must:

Pre-applications are due June 3, 2019.




Wendy Graham, Ph. D.
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Director UF Water Institute
PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

Phone 352-294-7741
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From: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:00 PM
To: Norton,David P <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Moore Foundation Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative funding opportunity for investigator awards


Dear colleagues,
The Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is soliciting pre-applications for investigator awards. Our goal with the awards is to provide scientists with the resources and flexibility to pursue innovative, risky research that has high potential for significant conceptual and methodological advances in aquatic symbiosis. We anticipate the investigators will generate new technologies, resources, theory, natural history and hypotheses to spark discovery in understanding aquatic organisms and their symbioses. We envision a vibrant cohort of investigators that serves as a source of ideas for the initiative, collaborates among peers, and moves the community towards a more comprehensive understanding how marine and freshwater organisms interact in symbiotic associations involving microbes.
Investigators will be selected based on their potential to conduct research that illuminates how aquatic symbioses involving microbes function, and how these interactions shape ecology and evolution in marine and freshwater habitats. We anticipate the initiative will support approximately 12 scientists for five years (2020-2025) who represent both early and established career stages and include both current and emerging leaders in their fields. Investigators will convene at an annual symposium to share research findings and build connections across symbiosis researchers. Awards will range from approximately $200K-$400K/year in direct costs.


We recognize the value of diversity and encourage individuals from all identities and backgrounds to apply. Applications are welcome from scientists based in the United States and internationally. The initiative expects successful candidates will represent a variety of scientific backgrounds, perspectives, and disciplines to enhance the diversity of tools, ideas and approaches used to address outstanding questions in aquatic symbiosis.

To be eligible for this competition, applicants must:

  • Hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) for a minimum of four years, with the first appointment as an independent researcher no later than June 3, 2015;
  • Have served as principal investigator on one or more active, major, competitive research grants (e.g., NSF, NASA, ERC, DFG, Wellcome Trust, Moore Foundation).


The deadline for submitting a pre-application is June 3, 2019 at 23:59 PDT.




To learn more about this funding opportunity, including FAQs and eligibility information and to apply, please follow this link: https://symbiosis.smapply.io. We encourage you to share the link with others who may be interested in applying, too.

If you would like to receive funding announcements from us, please add your contact information to our database using this link: Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative Announcements
Sara Bender, Alexandra González, Adam Jones, Jon Kaye






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