Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Brain Research Foundation
Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the LSP is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators (PIs) who meet the eligibility requirements. The University 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.
PI Eligibility: To be eligible, the nominated candidate must be a full-time professor or associate professor at an invited U.S. 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.
The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).
Proposal Limit: One (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.
Based on the quality of applications, the Brain Research Foundation anticipates the SIA program will fund a total of $300,000 in grants. Each total award is limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period from the specified dates only. 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. The final payment of $75,000 will be made contingent upon receipt of a Preliminary Progress and Financial Report, which will be due one year prior to the end date of the grant period.
April 26, 2013, 5:00 pm: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.
Send email of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 3, 2013, 5:00 pm: 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 1-3 page research plan summary, bio-sketch, and budget (if required).
The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M PIs may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 979.862.2233.
May 22, 2013: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.
July 1, 2013: Sponsor deadline for the full application.
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.