Limited submission opportunity: Brain Research Foundation
The Brain Research Foundation has announced its 2013 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) in Neuroscience. Vanderbilt is invited to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a letter of intent for the SIA.
The objective of the program is to support projects in well-established research laboratories under the direction of established investigators that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. Investigations supported by these grants are expected to yield high-impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high-impact journals.
The nominee must be a tenured associate professor/professor working in the area of studies of 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. The grant period is for two years in the amount of $150,000. Please note that 100 percent of these SIA funds must be used for direct costs, so potential nominees should check with their respective department chairs and/or deans in advance.
• Project summary detailing the hypothesis, approach and timeline for completion (two pages)
• Candidate's CV or NIH Biosketch (four pages)
• Letter of reference from candidate's department chair