Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

June 13, 2022 by


The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group is soliciting applications for the 2023 Allen Discovery Center (ADC) initiative to support research that will answer large, paradigm-shifting, and fundamental biological questions at the intersection of immunology and neuroscience that may ultimately change the way we think about normal physiology. The core research program should focus on fundamental biological mechanisms and normal physiology (homeostasis).


Proposed research with a strong focus on one or several of the following is encouraged:

  • peripheral immune and nervous system interplay (e.g., neurotransmitters and peripheral immune system interactions)
  • two-way communication between the immune and nervous system (including inter-organ interactions, the peripheral and central systems, etc.)
  • human biology

Key Dates:

Letters of Intent (LOI) submissions are open between June 22 (12pm PT) and July 7, 2022  (12pm PT).

Selected LOIs will be invited to submit full proposals to be considered for an ADC award in 2023


Up to one award will be made for up to $10 million in total funding support provided over four years.

Eligibility Requirements:

Lead PIs must possess at least seven years of independent research experience

PIs may not currently hold significant leadership positions in other centers or similar efforts

URL for more information:

View the full RFP for further details and links to FAQs and the LOI template.


Filed Under: Funding Opportunities