Sponsor:  Brain Research Foundation

Sponsor Program Solicitation: Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience
Funding Amount: $150,000
Duration: 2 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 05/01/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 07/01/2014

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one application per institution is allowed. This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as early as possible.

The Brain Research Foundation has invited Northeastern University to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2015 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). To be eligible, the nominee must be a full-time associate professor/full professor working in the area of studies and 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.


Funding Areas

The Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. This funding opportunity is for projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings in a very short timeframe. 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.

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 a source of bridge funding.