Research Management Group (RMG)

Brain Research Foundation
Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

**Limited program for full-time Stanford assistant and associate professors with Pi eligibility (those with UTL, MCL, and NTLR faculty appointments). Only ONE applicant is permitted, therefore, a university-wide internal selection process is required.

Applicants must be working in the area of studies of brain function. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources.

# of applicants: 1 (see internal submission guidelines below)

Amount of funding:  $40,000 direct costs per year for a two year period
$80,000 total direct costs. No indirect costs are provided.


Internal Stanford Neurosciences Institute deadline:  Nov. 19, 2018, 5 p.m. (see internal submission guidelines below)
Notification of selection by SNI to PI:   Dec. 10, 2018
For applicant selected to represent Stanford:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline (LOI requires their signature): Dec. 17, 2018
*RMG will assist the applicant selected in obtaining a nomination letter to be signed by Dr. Mark Cullen, Senior Associate Dean for Research
The RPM or OSR contract officer for the applicant selected will submit the online LOI by (prior to the start of our holiday closure period since the sponsor’s LOI deadline is Jan. 8th)
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:  March 27, 2019 , 4 p.m. CST


2019 RFP and FAQs can be downloaded from this webpage:

Previous recipients and their topics:


The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions. The BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to supplement existing grants. The purpose of our Program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of Neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources.

The Brain Research Foundation has invited Stanford and other institutions to nominate ONE faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program.


Funding specifics


By Nov. 19, 2018, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following in the order list below to

Tanya Raschke
Associate Director for Planning and Operations
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
(650) 725-5926

File name: Last name_BRF_Seed_Grant.pdf

Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to submit your internal proposal through your RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR. You can submit it directly to Jeanne.

1) Title Page
Name of this RFA: Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Title of your proposal (maximum of 110 characters)
PI name, academic title, department, contact information (mailing address, phone number, fax number and email address)

2) Brief summary of program project
Format: 2 page maximum, single spaced, ½ inch margins, Times New Roman 10 pt. font minimum
(See funding specifics above.)

3) Biographical sketch
(using current NIH format **) with other support page (5 page maximum)

Selection process:
A committee from the Stanford Neurosciences Institute will conduct the internal review. That committee will select the applicant to represent the university.




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