Member Highlight: Moore Foundation’s New Symbiosis In Aquatic Systems Initiative

2019-05-06T15:32:25+00:00 May 6, 2019|
(Credit: Wikimedia/ Alessandro Duci)

(Credit: Wikimedia/ Alessandro Duci)

(From The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation / By ) — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation launched a new area of research, the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative, earlier this year. Over the next nine years, the initiative will invest $140 million to support development of new tools, theory, and concepts about aquatic symbioses and to bring different research communities together to learn how symbioses involving microorganisms function, evolve, and serve critical ecosystem roles in marine and freshwater environments. The first funding call for individual investigators has a deadline of June 3, and two additional calls will be announced later this year for advancing model systems and concerning the origin of the eukaryotic cell.

Read the announcement here, learn more about the initiative here, read the open call here, and sign up for announcements here (add “symbiosis@moore.org” to your address book)