Research Management Group (RMG)

Brain Research Foundation
Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

**Limited program for Stanford assistant and associate professors with PI eligibility working in the area of brain function. Only ONE applicant is permitted, therefore, a university-wide internal selection process is required.**

The internal selection process for 2015 has been completed. This webpage is for your reference only. Another announcement will be distributed in the fall of 2016.

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


Amount of funding:  $40,000 direct costs per year for a two year period


Internal SNI*:   Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, 5 p.m. (see internal submission guidelines below)
*Stanford Neuroscience Institute
Notification of selection by SNI to PI: Dec. 9, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline (LOI requires their signature): Dec. 15, 2015*
*a nomination letter to be signed by Dr. Greenberg will also be needed.
Sponsor's letter of intent guideline (for applicant selected to represent Stanford): Jan. 7, 2016
Full proposal (by invitation only): April 1, 2016




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 29 US institutions to nominate two faculty members to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program.

Funding preferences

Note: The Brain Research Foundation may fund up to five renewals of Seed Grantees.

Internal submission guidelines

By  Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, 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

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, title, department, contact information (address, email phone)

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

3) Biographical sketch
(using current NIH format **) with other support page (4 page maximum)

Selection process:
A committee from the Standford Neurosciences Institute will conduct the internal review. That committee will select the applicant to represent the university who will each submit a letter of intent by Jan. 7, 2016.




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