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Request for Applications: MIST Scholar Award in Mucosal Immunity (, PDF)


The purpose of this RFA is to encourage early stage scientists and/or clinicians to pursue careers in understanding immune defense mechanisms and immune regulation at mucosal surfaces, including respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital tract mucosa. A long-term goal of the Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) is to contribute to the knowledge base needed to facilitate future development of vaccines and immunotherapies to protect mucosal surfaces from infection and immune-mediated pathology. High emphasis will be placed on proposed studies that provide a more sophisticated understanding of mucosal immune defense mechanisms, explore novel hypotheses, or address difficult unsolved questions in mucosal immunity and that have the capacity to develop into independently supported projects.


  • Letter of Intent Due: March 15, 2018
  • Application Due: April 2, 2018
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2018

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Photo: Color enhanced histologic image showing intestinal tissue damage in a murine model of intestinal inflammation. Photo Credit: Artis and Sonnenberg laboratories, Weill Cornell Medical College.