New York Stem Cell Foundation
Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Neuroscience
(proposals need not be related to stems cells)
$1.5M over 5 years
The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative science with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience research. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted.Proposals need not be related to stem cells.
Eligibility: Assistant professors with tenure track or equivalent positions* who are within 5 years of starting their assistant professor faculty position on June 1, 2015.
See FAQ below regarding tenure-track or equivalent, eligible career breaks, and other funding.
Deadline: March 18, 2015
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
SFARI Explorer Awards: This award program is designed to enhance our existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to our mission. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches will require investigation at multiple levels, including but not limited to studies focused on gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. We will consider proposals at all of these levels.
The maximum budget is $70,000, including indirect costs for one (1) year, non-renewable.
Explorer Awards are intended to provide resources to support exploratory experiments that will strengthen hypotheses and lead to the formulation of competitive applications for subsequent larger-scale funding by SFARI or other organizations. Innovative, high-risk/high-impact proposals are encouraged. We especially encourage applications from investigators who are new to the field of autism, but who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, with a response time as early as 30 days.
The Whitehall Foundation
Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant. Research grants of up to three years will be provided. A renewal grant with a maximum of two years is possible, but it will be awarded on a competitive basis. Research grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. Research grants normally range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year.
The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity. Grants-in-Aid are awarded for a one-year period and do not exceed $30,000.
Letter of Intent deadline: April 15th. More info here.
National MS Society: Collaborative MS Research Centers
National MS Society Pilot Grant Projects
Rettsyndrome.org Research Grants
Basic Research Grant Program: Rettsyndrome.org announces the availability of Regular Research grants for international biomedical research to promote the understanding of MeCP2 in the pathogenesis of the neurobehavioral phenotype of Rett syndrome (RTT). We seek to gain a better understanding of the underlying pathology of the disorder leading to an amelioration of the symptoms and a cure for RTT. The two year Regular research grant awards are meant to (1) provide seed money for research that encompasses innovative therapeutic approaches and cutting-edge diagnostic techniques, (2) design to assist investigators establish careers in fields relevant to Rett syndrome research, and (3) lead to follow-on funding from other agencies.
The maximum funding for this Regular Research grants is $150,000 for two years ($75,000 per year).
Grants are made for technical support, supplies, equipment and relevant travel. PI salary support may be included, but limited to 20% of the total award.
Indirect costs of up to 10% of direct costs may be included within the request amount.
Second year funding is non-competitive but is based on review of the first year’s progress reports.
Letter of intent due: May 22, 2017.