The Microgrant Program provides funding of up to $2,500 to cover the costs associated with the use of select DC CFAR core services for any full investigator CFAR member, as well as publication fees, poster printing, and travel to scientific conferences for DC CFAR Pilot Awards and NIH CFAR Administrative Supplements recipients. Investigators may apply for larger microgrants – up to $5,000 – for gene sequencing lab services only.

Core Service Microgrants

These small grants are provided to full CFAR investigators to access services offered by the Scientific Cores who will contribute to generating preliminary findings that may strengthen future applications to the DC CFAR Pilot Awards Program or to NIH directly. Types of services that are eligible to be covered through this mechanism include, but are not limited to, laboratory services and specimen acquisition and shipping.

Publication, Poster Printing and Scientific Travel Microgrants

These small grants are provided to DC CFAR Pilot Awards and NIH CFAR Administrative Supplements recipients to facilitate the publishing of and presentation of their study results.

Interested Applicants

Interested applicants are encouraged to complete the Microgrant Eligibility Form to confirm eligibility and to assess the appropriateness of this mechanism for the funding request. Further awards details and an application form will be sent to eligible applicants. For additional information, please contact the DC CFAR.


Lorena Segarra, MPH

Senior Research Program Manager 

[email protected]