Fund Details
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award, 2022
Program Number
Scientific Innovations Award
Award Duration
Two Years
Maximum Award Amount
Sponsor Name
Brain Research Foundation
Nominations Available to Institution
Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline
Sponsor Deadline


Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic 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.

Harvard University, as a single institution, may nominate one proposal in consideration of this award.

Note: Applicants with a primary appointment at HMS/Quad or a Harvard affiliated institution must apply through the process facilitated by the HMS Foundation Funds Program.

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 The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources This grant is not to be used as bridge funding

Application Information:

Applicants will be asked to submit (this information will be repeated on the applicant's individual dashboard)
  • Proposal title
  • Single paragraph summary of proposal in layperson's terms
  • A brief summary of the proposed project (2 page maximum, 10 pt font minimum)
  • The closing paragraph should explain how this research will develop/next steps
  • References and/or graphics should be placed on blank pages after the written summary, and do not count towards page limit
  • CV, no preferred format. Please clearly indicate either current NIH or other peer-reviewed funding, or such funding in the last three years (2018) 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an Associate or full Professor working in the areas 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 is essential

Additional Information, Related Websites, and Proxy Instructions:

This competition is enabled for Proxy applicants. Before beginning an application, Proxies will be asked to locate their Principal Investigator in HUFP.  If your PI is not registered in HUFP, please ask them to create their profile using their HarvardKEY. Proxies should never "Add User" in HUFP

  • Applicants with questions should contact the research administration office at the school where they hold a primary appointment. A list of contacts by school is available here

Search Filters:

  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Design
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Harvard Law School
    • Associate Professor
    • Professor
      Type of Competition
      • Limited Submission
        Begin Accepting Applications Date:
        Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
        5/10/2021 9:00 AM