The Global Grants for Gut Health

The Global Grants for Gut Health is a competitive programme for investigator-initiated research into the human gut microbiota, supported by Yakult and Nature Research.

The Global Grants for Gut Health will consider proposals one-year for research projects – whether laboratory investigations or clinical studies – that advance understanding of the mechanisms by which gut microbiota have an impact on human health.

Applications might relate to

  • The gut-associated immune system and how it is modulated by microbiota
  • How the gut microbiota exercise influence in inflammatory and metabolic diseases
  • The mechanisms by which the microbiota influence the gut‒brain axis

In all cases the focus should be on uncovering and understanding how the microbiota exerts an influence on human health.

The fund is open to eligible researchers from across the world. The programme will make a maximum of three awards per funding cycle, each of up to US$100,000. Research projects should be one year in duration.