Grant Application

Request for Proposals (RFP)

GLA announces its RFP for 2017-18: click here for details. Applications will be accepted from June 15, 2017 to September 15, 2017 by online submission. Proposals will be reviewed, and funding decisions will be announced, in December 2017.


Grants are reviewed by the Grant Review Committee (GRC) of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), composed of experts in the tick-borne diseases research field. The Financial Review Committee (FRC) is available to advise in the event of any conflicts of interest or for commercial applications. Applications are reviewed by GLA to assure completion before review by the SAB.

Eligibility and description of grants program is available in the Research Grant Award information.


  • Significance or impact of the study to drive the science concerning Lyme and other tick-borne diseases forward
  • Expertise and previous rate of success of principal investigator and collaborators
  • Innovation supported by fact-based concepts and methods
  • Compatibility of the scope of work to the specific goals of the project/compatibility of the scope of work to the proposed budget
  • Appropriate scientific environment

Once the entire grant review process is completed, the committee meets to discuss and prioritize the grant application award list in conjunction with the monies available, as assigned by GLA’s Executive Committee. The GRC makes its recommendations to the GLA Board of Directors, who make final decisions following majority approval of these recommendations.

All grant recipients are required to sign a Research Grant Agreement, created to protect both the grant recipient(s) and GLA. These agreements are tailored to each individual grant and are subject to negotiation. Monies are only awarded to a medical institution, foundation, or university, never to an individual. GLA accepts up to 10% indirect costs.

Our Impact >

Global Lyme Alliance has awarded over $9 million for Lyme and tick-borne disease research. GLA-funded projects have led to unprecedented advances in such areas as prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Scientific Advisory Board >

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) plays a key role in directing GLA’s grant funds into programs judged to have exceptional prospects of delivering measurable advances. More

Our Grantees >

GLA researchers are leading the fight against Lyme and tick-borne diseases. We are proud to showcase the recipients of our research grants. More