Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Microbiology of the Built Environment

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Grants in the Microbiology of the Built Environment program focus on at least one of the following three areas:

  • Basic research on microbial populations found in built environments;
  • Development of tools and methods for collecting, sorting and identifying microbial populations;
  • Practical applications of microbial research to specialized built environments, such as hospitals or health care facilities.


Interested grantseekers with a relevant project idea should email a one page letter of inquiry to program director Paula Olsiewski.  Before submitting a letter of inquiry, please read the Foundation's guidelines on what we do not fund.

For more information about Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant application guidelines and procedures, visit our Apply for Grants page.

Program Director:
Paula Olsiewski Bio