2015 Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience

 

Brain Research Foundation

2015 Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience

http://thebrf.org/Grants/Scientific+Innovations+Award

 

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

 

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

 

PI Eligibility:  To be eligible, the nominated candidate must be a full-time professor or associate professor at an invited US institution, 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. Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease.  The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources. This grant is not to be used as a source of bridge funding.

 

 

Ineligibility

  • PI is ineligible if they are not a full-time faculty member at the institution in which they are applying under.
  • PI is ineligible if they are an assistant professor or professor emeritus. 
  • PI is ineligible if they are a research associate professor or research professor
  • PI is ineligible to submit more than one BRF SIA proposal in a funding period.
  • PI is ineligible if they have BRF funding that will overlap this grant period.
  • 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.
  • PI is ineligible if they are a member of the BRF Scientific Review Committee.
  • PI is ineligible if they are a relative of BRF a representative, including the SRC, as defined by the Foundation.

 

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

 

Proposal Limit: 1

 

Summary:  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 Preference: 

  • 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.

 

 

Dates:

 

May 8, 2015

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 

 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

May 13, 2015

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

 

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

 

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a two-page Project Summary and two-page bio-sketch (see the foundation’s Letter of Intent form for format).  A preliminary budget is not required. 

 

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.


If you have any questions, please contact:

 shelly.martin@tamu.edu or 979.862.2233.

 

June 3, 2015

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 1, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the Letter of Intent (due by 4:00 p.m. CT). 

 

 

Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

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