Fund Details
Brain Research Foundation 2020 Seed Grant Program
Award Duration
Two Years
Maximum Award Amount
$80,000
Sponsor Name
Brain Research Foundation
Nominations Available to Institution
1
Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline
1/07/2020
Sponsor Deadline
3/25/2020

Description:

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The objective of the Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions.

Harvard University, as a single institution, may nominate one faculty member to submit a  Letter of Intent to the BRF for this opportunity.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is facilitating an internal application process for interested applicants.







The purpose of the Brain Research Foundation's Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program is to provide start up money to junior faculty for new research projects and innovative programs in the field of neuroscience. The proposed projects should show potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources.
Harvard University, as a single institution, may put forward one proposal to the Brain Research Foundation for this opportunity.
 
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



Application Information:

Applicants are asked to submit:
  • A brief summary of the proposed research project. Please include a closing paragraph that explains how the research will develop/next steps (2 page maximum, 10 point font minimum)
  •   Assistant Professors: The grant proposal must detail a new research project that will generate pilot data that will lead to R01 funding or a comparable outside grant
  • Associate Professors: The grant proposal must detail new research directions
  • Biographical sketch, using current NIH format. Please also include a separate page(s) detailing past, current and anticipated funding



Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be full time Assistant or Associate Professors working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease
  • This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease
  • Assistant Professors: the proposal must be a new research project that will generate pilot data that will lead to R01 funding or a comparable outside grant
  • Associate Professors: the proposal should detail the pursuit of a new research direction
  • Funds may not be used as bridge funding



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 about this opportunity should contact a Research Administrator at the school where they hold a primary appointment. A list of contacts by school is available here.  



Search Filters:

Institution
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
    Position
    • Assistant Professor
    • Associate Professor
      Type of Competition
      • Limited Submission
        Begin Accepting Applications Date:
        10/01/2019
        Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
        11/18/2019 12:00 PM