LIMITED SUBMISSION The Brain Research Foundation

Date/Time: 
04/25/2014 (All day)

The Brain Research Foundation

The Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible US institutions to nominate one senior faculty

member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). The nominated candidate must be a full-time professor or associate professor.

This Award provides funding for innovative science in bothbasic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. It supports projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.

Funding and Award Period:

The SIA program will fund a total of 5 $150,000 awards for a two year grant period from only January 2015-December 2016.

Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred but evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience, studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources. This grant is not to be used as a source of bridge funding.

For more info please see: The BRF Grant Guidelines.

If interested, please submit the following to Michelle Wonsey  by Friday, April 25, 2014:

·         A well-constructed one page concept paper.

-          In the header include:  1) your name, 2) title, 3) department, 4) email and phone, 5) title of the project.  If your research is disease specific, describe the broader implications.

-          For concept paper guidance and tips see Mallinckrodt above and the UMass CFR Guidelines.

·         Grant history