RFA-DA-16-009: NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90)
LOI: February 16, 2016
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research
External Deadline: March 18, 2016, 5pm
Estimated Number of Awards: 4-5
Anticipated Amount: Total amount rewarded to be $1,500,000
Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
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.).
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: Standard NIH requirements.
The purpose of this FOA is to establish new research training programs in computational neuroscience and to support the continuation of meritorious existing programs for undergraduate and predoctoral level students. Optionally, applicants may propose to develop a short-course or summer course that could be open to scientists at any stage of the career continuum. It is intended that these training programs will provide integrated research training and education in both experimental neuroscience and in the theories and principles of the physical, computer, mathematical, or engineering sciences that are necessary to develop models, test them experimentally, and use experimental data to refine the models of normal or disordered neural systems or processes. Programs are further expected to stimulate interactions among training faculty from multiple disciplines and departments and to foster development of an integrated curriculum in computational neuroscience at the applicant institution. The training program should provide:
- A strong foundation in research design, methods, and analytic techniques appropriate for the conduct of computational neuroscience research;
- The enhancement of the trainees’ ability to conceptualize and think through research problems with increasing independence;
- Experience conducting research using state-of-the-art methods as well as presenting and publishing their research findings;
- The opportunity to interact with members of the scientific community at appropriate scientific meetings and workshops; and
- The enhancement of the trainees’ understanding of neuroscience and the relationship of their research training to health and disease.
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