The Center realizes that one of the critical pieces of its success is the generation of new funding for researchers in areas of infectious disease and vaccine development. The Grant Seekers meetings are designed to advise researchers, through a constructive process as to the best approach to prepare or modify their proposal so as to increase its chances of funding. All LVC members are invited to join and contribute to this process. These meetings have also drawn attendance by junior faculty. Future reports will provide ongoing analyses of the success rate of grant applicants after undergoing the Grant Seeker process.