University of Southern California

Research

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)

Synopsis

The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual 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.

The objective of the SIA 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.

Program Information
http://thebrf.org/Grants/SIA+Program

Institutional Limit
One proposal as the lead organization.

Deadlines
Internal:  5/11/2012
Sponsor Letter of Intent (required):  7/2/2012
Full Proposal:  10/15/2012

Nomination Process
Interested faculty should contact their school’s dean of research who coordinates the first step in the internal selection process.  Faculty are typically asked to submit, at a minimum, a CV or biosketch, as well as a single-page proposal summary to their research dean.  Individual schools’ deadlines are in advance of the internal deadline posted above.  Check with your school prior to our internal deadline for details concerning the nomination process.