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Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award, 2017
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The objective of the Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award is to support 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.
Harvard University, as one institution, is limited to nominating one senior faculty member to submit a mandatory Letter of Intent during the first phase of the BRF SIA competition.
Eligible applicants from HMS and Harvard affiliated hospitals must internally apply to the BRF SIA opportunity through the office of
Harvard Foundation Funds
. Applicants selected through the Harvard Foundation Funds process will then move in to the process facilitated by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
Applicants must be full time Associate or full Professors working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease.
Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred
but evidence of such funding in the past three years (2013) is essential.
Applicants are asked to submit:
A two page (10 point font minimum) summary of the proposed research project
A current CV that clearly indicates either current NIH or other peer reviewed funding or such funding in the last three years
Applicants must be full time Professors or Associate Professors working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease
Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor , cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease
Current major NIH or other peer reviewed funding is preferred, but evidence of such funding in the past three years (2013) is essential
The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources
Additional Information and Related Websites:
The Brain Research Foundation's website provides guidelines for the 2017 competitionand a series of FAQs They can be accessed
Applicants are asked to follow up with the appropriate research administration office at the school where they hold a primary appointment. A list of contacts by school is available
Questions about/problems with HUFP should be directed to
in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
For questions about this application, please contact Autumn Bennett at
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