UVA Brain Institute: Request for Proposals for Transformative Neuroscience Pilot Grants 2024

January 31, 2024 by

UVA Brain Institute LogoThe UVA Brain Institute offers a seed funding program for transformative neuroscience research projects. The purpose of the program is to tackle important questions, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and perform groundbreaking work that will enhance our research enterprise. Proposed projects must be collaborative (at least 2 primary investigators) and may be on any subject related to neuroscience. Projects may be basic, translational, or clinical research, or a combination. Faculty from across the University are invited to apply; no more than one proposal per faculty will be accepted each cycle.

Deadlines to apply:

Cycle 1 – Friday, March 1 – 11:59 p.m. EST
Cycle 2 – Friday, September 6 – 11:59 p.m. EDT

Please consult the FAQ guide for questions about guidelines.

Successful proposals will have high potential for scientific impact and concrete plans for pursuing subsequent extramural funding. Priority may be given to proposals that include novel collaborations and/or proposals that align with the Grand Challenges Research Investments in Brain & Neuroscience priority areas of research.

Awards of up to $50,000 will be given for the duration of one year. Proposals that include human subjects research may be eligible for additional support or extended project periods. Cost sharing is encouraged.

After initial review, a small number of applicants may be invited for a short 10-minute oral presentation to the review committee for final selection. Brief written feedback may be returned to applicants.

Please visit the UVA Brain Institute website to learn more about:

  • Required Proposal Components
  • Criteria for Evaluation
  • Proposal Submission Instructions

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