uBiome Grants

To Date


To date, uBiome has awarded over $500,000 in funding to promising researchers and citizen scientists advancing the understanding of the human microbiome. Why? Because we want everyone to get to know and love their bacteria!

On May 13, 2016, uBiome announced its participation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s National Microbiome Initiative through its newest grantmaking program, the uBiome National Microbiome Initiative Impact Fund.

This fund will award over $1 million in grant funding to ground-breaking academic researchers and citizen scientists for microbiome sampling and related analysis. Our goal is to fast track studies with the greatest potential to affect human health and well-being.

uBiome’s Priority to Forward Microbiome Research


Since 2012, uBiome has built large cohorts for microbiome research in partnership with innovative researchers and organizations around the world. Studies have focused on neurodegenerative disorders (including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease), connections between oncology and the microbiome, psychological disorders, chronic gut conditions, and many others.