2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

The Syracuse University Office of Research and the Office of Foundation Relations are pleased to announce the internal competition for Syracuse University’s nomination of one Associate or Full Professor for the 2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (BRF SIA). This program is open to researchers working in the area of neuroscience and brain function in health and disease. Syracuse University may select one applicant for this program.

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Program Announcement: Link to external program announcement
Number of internal nominees: 1
Internal Submission Due Date: May 18, 2020 5:00 PM
Selection Notifications: June 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 25, 2020

The Office of Research and the Office of Foundation Relations are pleased to announce the internal competition for Syracuse University’s nomination of one Associate or Full Professor for the 2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (BRF SIA).

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

This funding opportunity is for projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings in a very short time frame. 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.

Please see the BRF web site and SIA Guidelines for more program details.

Eligibility

  • Full-time Associate of Full Professors, working in the area of neuroscience and 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.
  • The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources.
  • BRF SIA is not intended to serve as bridge funding between grants.

Funding and award period

Each total award is limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period. The first grant payment of $75,000 will be made upon completion of the SIA Acceptance Form (January 2021). The final payment of $75,000 will be made contingent upon receipt of a Preliminary Progress and Financial Report (January 2022).

Application Materials

Applicants must submit a 2-page project summary (excluding references), a list of current grants, and a biographical sketch. Full details of application requirements may be found on the Syracuse University Application Portal.

Limited Submission Selection Process:

If more than one application is received for this program, peer review will be triggered. Merit review criteria include:

  • Scientific/technical merit
  • Proposed method/approach
  • Applicant’s research performance competence/adequacy of facilities/resources to conduct the proposed research
  • Likelihood research will lead to fundable research and/or publishable work
  • Overall quality of application

Questions: Email LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu

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