Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: April 29, 2013
Subject: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Wednesday, May 8; Deadline for internal competition is Wednesday, May 15.
The objective of the program 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. Funding will support a unique project for senior investigators who are encouraged to stretch their imagination into areas that can substantially change an area of research. Includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease. The support focus is for new research projects of the highest scientific merit.
The grant period will be for two years in the amount of $150,000 each year.
For full professors and associate professors 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 number of proposals UW–Madison may submit is limited to one.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "BRF-SIA " by Wednesday, May 8, 2013 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--name and contact information for the PI
--a brief description (two to three sentences) of the proposed project.
Applications for internal competition: Send your pdf application for internal competition to email@example.com with subject line "BRF-SIA " by Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
--Name and contact information for the PI
--Title of proposal
--List of major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding received during the last three years
--Brief Project Summary (no more than 2-3 pages)
For the project selected, a letter of intent must be submitted via e-mail. The LOI form will be made available to the selected project. Letters of intent are due by Monday, July 1, 2013 at 4 pm CDT.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org