Pilot Project


The Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) is comprised of a group of scientists who are motivated to promote mucosal immune defense mechanisms. The Steering Committee members of this Team have a unique opportunity to manage an Infrastructure and Opportunities Fund (IOF) that will allow us to shape the greater cooperative to achieve those goals consistent with our mission statement.

The funds awarded will be distributed to:

  1. Provide funds for studies that foster collaborations and further cooperation between existing members of the Steering Committee.
  2. Provide funds to outside investigators who have synergy with the existing members.
  3. Provide funds to develop core resources that support existing projects.
  4. Solicit targeted applications to fund pilot projects from outside investigators.

New Opportunity:

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

Requests for Applications:

Impact of Gnotobiosis, Bacterial Metabolomics and Nutrition on Mucosal Immune Cells (CLOSED)
MIST Scholar Award in Mucosal Immunity (CLOSED)
Innovative Collaborations in Mucosal Immunity Pilot Projects (CLOSED)

Learn more:

Application Forms, Instructions & Timeline
Current Grant Recipients
Past Grant Recipients
Frequently Asked Questions

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.