The NFDI4Microbiota consortium will submit its proposal in October 2020. As discussed during the 1st Community Workshop (2019-11-21), institutions that wish to become co-applicants or partners are now welcome to submit a request. The number of co-applicants is limited, and they will be asked for a strong commitment. Selected co-applicants will receive NFDI funds. Partners can contribute with expertise or commit to support/use NFDI4Microbiota. In practice, candidates should submit a two- to three-page request (see forms in the Documents or Participate sections) by December 21, 2019. Requests can be sent to email@example.com, and will be evaluated by January 31, 2020.