Research Management Group (RMG)

Brain Research Foundation
Scientific Innovation Award

***Limited funding opportunity for full-time Stanford Professors and Associate Professors.Only one application is permitted so an internal selection process is required.*** **

Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease.

The 2014 internal selection process for this program has been completed. This webpage is for your reference only.   The next program will be announced in the Spring of 2015.

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


Internal Stanford Neuroscience Institute deadline: June 2, 2014, 5 p.m. PST (see internal submission guidelines below)
Sponsor's letter of intent deadline (for applicant selected): July 1, 2014
Sponsor's full application deadline (by invitation only): Oct. 1, 2014
Funding period: January 2015-December 2016)


Note: one of the 2012 recipients was from Stanford.

Amount of funding:
$150,000 total direct costs total for two years



The Brain Research Foundation has invited Stanford University to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). The Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

Funding Preferences

Funding policies:

The following are permitted:

The following are NOT permitted:

Internal submission guidelines

By June 2, 2014, 5 p.m. PST, please submit one PDF file containing the following in the order list below to:

Farah Rahbar
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Program Manager
(650) 497-8031

File name:   Last Name_BRF_SIA.pdf

Institutional representatives: you do not have to submit your internal proposals through your institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR Contract Officer). You can submit them directly to Farah per these instructions.

The internal proposal guidelines are based on the sponsor's letter of intent guidelines.

1) Title Page
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)
Title of your proposal
PI name, title, department, contact information (address, email phone)

2) Project summary (no more than 2 pages-includes references and figures)
(Format: single-spaced, 1/2 inch margins, Arial or Helvetica size 11 font)

3) NIH Biosketch with other support (pending and current)-limit 4 pages

Selection process:
Your proposals will be reviewed by a Stanford Neuroscience Institute internal review committee. That committee will select the applicant to represent the university who will submit a letter of intent by July 1, 2014.

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