Brain Research Foundation: 2019 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: June 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CST
External Deadline: September 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CST
Award Information: Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Not listed in proposal.
Anticipated Amount: Each total award is limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period. Exact dates will be provided by the BRF upon application approval. The first grant payment of $75,000 will be made upon completion of the SIA Acceptance Form (January 2019). The final payment of $75,000 will be made contingent upon receipt of a Preliminary Progress and Financial Report (January 2020). Funds must be utilized within the grant period.
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: The nominated candidate must be a full-time associate professor or full professor at an invited US academic institution, working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease.
Investigators at institutions that are affiliated with a medical school or university are eligible to apply only through the institution where they hold a full-time faculty position.
1.) PI is ineligible if they are not a full-time faculty member at the institution in which they are applying under.
2.) PI is ineligible if they are an assistant professor or professor emeritus.
3.) PI is ineligible if they are a research associate professor.
4.) PI is ineligible to submit more than one BRF SIA proposal in a funding period.
5.) PI is ineligible if they have BRF funding that will overlap this grant period.
6.) PI is ineligible if they have been awarded prior BRF funding, but have failed to submit scientific and financial reports at the end of their grant period.
7.) PI is ineligible if they are a member of the BRF Scientific Review Committee.
8.) PI is ineligible if they are a relative of BRF a representative, including the SRC, as defined by the Foundation.
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.
- Funding is to be directed at projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. This should be a unique project for senior investigators who are encouraged to stretch their imagination into areas that can substantially change an area of research.
- Funding of research projects that will likely lead to successful grant applications with NIH and other public and private funding entities.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.