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Structure and function of the gut microbiota resistome


The Biocodex Microbiota Foundation (BMF) founds research projects focused on human gut microbiota related to health and disease. Every year, the call for proposals covers a specific theme chosen by an International Scientific Committee. Either clinical or fundamental research proposals can be submitted.
The maximal duration of the project will be 3 years. The annual grant is set at €200,000 VAT included, independently of the duration of the project (between 1 and 3 years).

The grant is open to physicians, PhD’s and Pharm-D’s working in the subject area (gastroenterology, pediatrics, microbiology, infectious diseases and internal medicine, etc).

A principal investigator having already received a Biocodex Microbiota Foundation international grant cannot apply anymore. However, principal investigator of a National Grant can apply for the International Grant.

The grant will be awarded to researchers within universities, hospitals or other research settings in order to finance equipment, operations or staffing costs associated with the project. However, the grants will not be awarded to an individual.

The Biocodex Microbiota Foundation is a non-profit organization and thus, the institution overhead costs cannot be more than 10%. All applications will be reviewed by the independent International Scientific Committee according to the following criteria:

The proposal’s consistency with the predetermined subject
Its scientific quality
Its originality
Its benefit to human health
The quality of the researcher
The quality of the research environment
The feasibility of the project
The International Scientific Committee is independent from the Company and is sovereign.

Their decisions will not be contested and do not have to be justified.


The application form can be downloaded from the BMF webpage:

Once you have completed the application form, the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation would be grateful if you could submit your application electronically using the following e-mail address: apply(at)

Please note the submission deadline: 30 November 2021 (24:CET). Following submission, all applicants will receive a receipt confirmation.A late application form will, unfortunately, not be accepted for review by the International Scientific Committee of the Foundation.

All project proposals have to be written in English and in Arial, 10 and must respect the stated word limits. They must include:
– Applicant’s curriculum vitae: your CV should not exceed two pages including your best and most recent publications
– A confidential scientific summary of the proposal (1 page)
– A non-confidential simplified summary of the project (1/2 page): keep in mind, if your proposal is selected, this document will be published on the Foundation website
– Project description

3 pages project description including the general context of your proposal, objectives, methodology, expected results, teams involved in the proposal, any necessary authorization from administrative authorities, reasons for requesting funding.
1 page of bibliography
1 page outlining your budget
1 page outlining your time line