Scientific Innovations Award


Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Scientific Innovations Award
http://www.thebrf.org/Grants/SIA+Program

Brain Research Foundation

PI Eligibility:
Texas A&M University faculty are eligible.

The Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible U.S. institutions to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA).

Institutional Eligibility: 
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Number of Nominations: 1

Summary:
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.


Dates:
May 4, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

May 9, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page research plan summary, bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

May 18 , 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 2, 2012:  Deadline for the required Letter of Intent, by 4:00 pm CST

October 15, 2012:  Deadline for the invited grant application, by 4:00 pm CST

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.