Research Management Group (RMG)

Neuroscience Funding Opportunities

This webpage contains the funding opportunities and prizes that were included in the Neuroscience funding opportunity email distributed on March 23, 2018.




Reminder: School of Medicine PIs are encouraged to alert your Research Process Manager (RPM) in the Research Management Group (RMG) 3-4 weeks prior to any sponsor’s deadline so that your budget can be completed no later than 10 days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.
See the RPM/RMG and CGO/OSR contact information and internal proposal deadline policy reminders below.

 

 

 

Special announcements

 

 


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: two RFPs


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Neurodegeneration Challenge Network
CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards

Amount of funding: $500,000 total costs per year for five years, for a total of $2.5M (including up to 15% indirect costs).
We strongly encourage applications from Investigators new to the field of neurodegeneration. As we wish to bring new technology, resources, and frameworks to the field, we welcome applications from researchers with experience in diverse disciplines -- including biological disciplines as well as non-biomedical disciplines such as engineering, chemistry, and computer science.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.
Applicants must have an academic appointment and be in their first independent faculty position** or equivalent at an accredited college, university, medical school, or other research facility.
**Stanford eligibility clarification: faculty with PI eligibility (those with UTL, MCL, and NTLR faculty appointments) who meet the following criteria. Applicants should be in their faculty role** for at least two years but not more than six years at the time of application, i.e. have started a first independent position between April 2012 and April 2016.
Applicants for the CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award may not apply for the Collaborative Science Award.
Timeline:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: April 10, 2018
Full proposal: April 17, 2018, 5 pm PT
Full RFA Announcement:
http://czi-wp-green.scivulcan.com/science/rfa/ben-barres-awards
Application Instructions:
http://czi-wp-green.scivulcan.com/science/rfa/ben-barres-awards
Institutional Approval Form** Download PDF form >>
*The Institutional approval form must be signed by your respective RPM/RMG or CGO in OSR then uploaded in the grant management portal with other required documents for each RFA.

 

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Neurodegeneration Challenge Network
CZI Collaborative Science Awards

Amount of funding: $350,000 total costs per year for three years, for a total of $1.05M (including up to 15% indirect costs).
These are three-year grants for small group interdisciplinary collaborations. These grants are aimed to support innovative, bold, high risk/high impact projects at the interface of basic and disease biology. The scope of these collaborations should focus on foundational science (as opposed to translation and clinical application), aligned with clinical context.
Eligibility:   Applicants must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree. Applicants must have an academic appointment and be in an independent faculty position** or equivalent at an accredited college, university, medical school, or other research facility.
**Stanford eligibility clarification: faculty with PI eligibility (those with UTL, MCL, and NTLR faculty appointments)
Collaborations should include two to four Principal Investigators (minimum of two and maximum of four). At least one member of the collaboration should be a physician with active clinical engagement in an area relevant to the proposal.
Applicants for the CZI Collaborative Science Award may not apply for the Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award.
Timeline:
Letters of Intent (required) deadline: April 3, 2018, 5 pm PT
If invited to submit a full proposal-notify your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG) asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: June 14, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: June 21, 2018, 5 pm PT
Full RFA Announcement:
http://czi-wp-green.scivulcan.com/science/rfa/collaborative-science
Application Instructions--PDF file >>
Institutional Approval Form**-download the form >>
**The Institutional approval form must be signed by your respective RPM/RMG or CGO in OSR then uploaded in the grant management portal with other required documents for each RFA.

 



One Mind Institute
Rising Star Awards:
-One Mind/ Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award in Memory of Jeffrey S. Nye, M.D., Ph.D.
-One Mind Rising Star Bipolar Translational Research Award
-One Mind Peter Chiarelli Rising Star Collaborative Research Award
One Mind/ Inscopix Technology Supplement Grant**

Purpose: The overarching goal is to award promising, early career investigators an opportunity to enhance or accelerate research on major neuropsychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, post traumatic stress, schizophrenia, and traumatic brain injury.
Amount of funding: $250,000 total funding over 3 yrs (of which $83,333 will be distributed annually).
Indirect costs are limited to a maximum of 10% and will be taken from the direct costs0
(one grant to be awarded for each RFP)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
To qualify as an early investigator, candidates should be no more than 10 years from their initial independent (assist. prof.) appointment. The proposal should not overlap with existing funding.
Candidates should be leaders of an independent research program and have a track record in a scientific field that can be applied to the study of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, post traumatic stress, psychosis, and/or traumatic brain injury.
Applicants may only apply to one Rising Star Award.
**Applicants may apply for the Technology Grant only as a supplement to a Rising Star Award proposal. Applicants cannot apply directly to the Technology Grant.

Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be independent or faculty-level appointments.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: May 8, 2018
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Sponsor webpage:
https://www.onemindinstitute.org/research-education/rising-star-awards
PDF file of the guidelines >>

 

 

 

 

Foundation and association funding opportunities


 


Alzheimer’s Disease



Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
NIH NIA/NINDS-scored but not funded proposals:

The ADDF is now considering financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded AND fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
The ADDF will accept eligible applications on a rolling basis and will provide an expedited review, minimizing time and effort on the part of the investigator(s). To expedite the application process, eligible investigators may submit their NIA or NINDS applications and a copy of the study section review directly to the ADDF.
Receiving interim funding by the ADDF will enable investigators to continue valuable research projects and obtain additional preliminary data to aid in future funding efforts.
Letter of Deadline: accepted on a rolling basis
ADDF Guidelines-scroll to the bottom of this webpage
http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal

 



Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Drug Discovery

$150K-$600K for 1-2 years
To fund preclinical drug discovery programs relevant to Alzheimer’s disease, dementias and cognitive aging.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty waiver obtained prior to the LOI submission)
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors and Postdocs are not eligible because this is a research grant and not a career development award.
Letter of intent (required) deadlines: April 13, 2018, July 13, 2018, Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: 5-working days prior to the sponsor deadlines
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: May 11, 2018, Aug. 10, 2018, Nov. 9, 2018
http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/preclinical

 


Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT)

up to $3 million based on stage and scope of research. Award duration: varies
Seeks to support Phase 0 through Phase 2 clinical trials, experimental medicine studies in human subjects, and IND-enabling studies.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty waiver obtained prior to the LOI submission)
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors and Postdocs are not eligible because this is a research grant and not a career development award.
Letter of intent (required) deadlines: April 13, 2018, July 13, 2018, Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: 5-working days prior to the sponsor deadlines
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: May 11, 2018, Aug. 10, 2018, Nov. 9, 2018
http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/pact

 

 

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Biomarkers Development

$150K-$600K for 1-2 years
Seeks to support the development and validation of novel and existing biomarkers that will enhance the design and performance of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty waiver obtained prior to the LOI submission)
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors and Postdocs are not eligible because this is a research grant and not a career development award.
Letter of intent (required) deadlines: April 13, 2018, July 13, 2018, Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: 5-working days prior to the sponsor deadlines
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: May 11, 2018, Aug. 10, 2018, Nov. 9, 2018
http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/biomarkers

 

 

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Prevention Beyond the Pipeline

$50K-$100K for epidemiological analyses based on scope of research for 1 year
Up to $3 million based on stage and scope of research. Varies (multi-year) for clinical studies. For studies requiring additional support, co-funding from other funding agencies or investors is encouraged.
Seeks to support comparative effectiveness research, prevention clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty waiver obtained prior to the LOI submission)
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors and Postdocs are not eligible because this is a research grant and not a career development award.
Letter of intent (required) deadlines: April 13, 2018, July 13, 2018, Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: 5-working days prior to the sponsor deadlines
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: May 11, 2018, Aug. 10, 2018, Nov. 9, 2018
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/prevention-beyond-the-pipeline

 

 

 

Angelman Syndrome

 

 

Angelman Syndrome
Research Grants

Up to $100K for 1-2 years
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. AS is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman syndrome will require life-long care
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: April 8, 2018 and Oct. 8, 2018
Full proposal deadline: April 15, 2018 and Oct. 15, 2018
https://www.angelman.org/research/call-for-proposals/

 


 

Ataxia

 


FARA-Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration in Research on FA

$200K/yr x 1-2 yrs
FARA accepts LOIs focusing on FA research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Special consideration will be given to proposals that bring new scientists to the FA community.
Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award
$250K/yr x 1-2 yrs
FARA accepts LOIs focusing on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for FA.
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the LOI)
No citizenship restriction
Letter of intent (required): May 15, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: July 8, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only): July 15, 2016
http://www.curefa.org/grant

 

FARA-Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
General Research Grant

$150K/yr x 1-2 yrs
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved CE faculty waiver obtained prior to the LOI)
Additional Research Grant Subtype: Postdoctoral Trainee and Ph.D. Students (PI= faculty member)
No citizenship restriction
Letter of intent (required): July 15, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 8, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 15, 2016
http://www.curefa.org/grant

 

A-T Children's Project (ataxia-telangiectasia)
Research Grant

$75K for 1 year
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved CE faculty waiver obtained prior to the LOI)
No citizenship restriction
Letter of intent deadline-required: Aug. 1, 2018
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 24, 2018
Full proposal deadline: Sept. 1, 2018
https://www.atcp.org/ResearchGrantProgram


 

 

Autism

 

 

Organization for Autism Research
Applied Research Competition Grants

Up to $30,000 over 1-2 years
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI Waiver >> obtained through their RPM at least 1 week prior to the pre-proposal submission.
No citizenship restriction
Timeline:
Pre-proposal deadline: March 26, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: July 30, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Aug. 6, 2018
https://researchautism.org/research-grants/apply-for-a-grant/applied-research/

 

Simons Foundation for Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Explorer Award

Up to $80,000 for one year.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, NTL-Research appts.) and CE faculty (with an approved PI Waiver)
Explorer Awards are intended to provide resources to support exploratory experiments that will strengthen hypotheses and lead to the formulation of competitive applications for subsequent larger-scale funding by SFARI or other organizations. Innovative, high-risk/high-impact proposals are encouraged.
We especially encourage applications from investigators who are new to the field of autism, but who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) complete by date: at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis via proposal central, with a response time as early as 30 days.
https://www.sfari.org/grant/explorer-awards-rfa/

 

 

 

Brain tumors

 

 

Solving Kids Cancer
Therapeutic Development Initiative (TDI)
Project Grant Awards

$50,000-$600,000
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver obtained prior to the “clinical letter of intent")
No citizenship restriction
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, and academic staff-research are not eligible because Stanford does not consider those positions to be independent or faculty positions.
The goals are to provide applicants an opportunity to propose novel agents for neuroblastoma, pediatric brain tumors and/or sarcomas clinical study that would be difficult to support through other funding mechanisms.
Clinical Idea of Intent accepted throughout the year.
If invited to submit a full proposal, submit your completed/fully approved PDRF form and application materials to your institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) prior to submission to the sponsor.
http://www.solvingkidscancer.org/researchandgrants/instructions

 

A Kid’s Brain Tumor Cure
Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation (PLGA)
Brain Tumor Research Grants

Amount of funding: award funding is based on size, impact, and complexity of the project. Term: over 1, 2 or 3 year period.
Basic and translational projects that can advance the understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors will be considered.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver obtained at least 1 week prior to the LOI submission). Investigators in their early years of their careers are encouraged to apply. No citizenship restriction
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, and academic staff-research are not eligible because Stanford does not consider those positions to be independent or faculty positions.
Letters of intent: The grant cycle is an ongoing process throughout the year. Investigators from all over the world are invited to submit a letter of intent.
If invited to submit a full proposal, submit your completed/fully approved PDRF form and application materials to your institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) prior to submission to the sponsor.
http://akidsbraintumorcure.org/medical-research-on-childhood-brain-tumors/apply-for-a-plga-sponsored-grant/

 

 

 

 

epilepsy

 


American Epilepsy Society
Seed Grant Program

up to $20,000 for 1 year
Eligibility: to fund established faculty--Associate Professor or above with PI eligibility and CE assoc. prof. or above (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver) to pursue new and innovative directions in epilepsy research. No citizenship restriction.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: March 15, 2018 and Sept. 15, 2018
Full proposal deadlines: March 22, 2017 and Sept. 22, 2018
https://www.aesnet.org/research/funding for established investigators/seed_grant_program

 

 

 

 

gaming

 


National Center for Responsible Gaming
Seed Grant

Up to $30K/yr for 1 year (plus 15% F&A)
Large Grant
$75K/yr for 2 yrs (plus 15% F&A)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: July 25, 2018
Full application: Aug. 1, 2018
http://www.ncrg.org/research-center/apply-ncrg-funding

 

 

National Center for Responsible Gaming
Early Stage Investigator Grant

$65K/yr for 2 years
This is intended to provide scientists with mentoring and experiences necessary for research independence.
Eligibility: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, early assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with approved PI waiver) for individuals who are within 10 years of their terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing medical residency (or equivalent). The candidate for this award may not have been a recipient of an NIH Career Development Award or served as a PI of an NCRG award.
Candidates who are not U.S. citizens but have an appointment at a US institution are eligible to apply.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: April 24, 2018
Full application: May 1, 2018
http://www.ncrg.org/research-center/apply-ncrg-funding

 

 

 

Migraines

 

The Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) and
the Association of Migraine Disorders

Research Grant
$50,000 for 1 year
Basic or clinical migraine research-particularly translational projects and those related to migraine variants, childhood migraine, and chronic migraine.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver request >> )
No citizenship restriction
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: July 27, 2018
Deadline: Aug. 3, 2018
https://migraineresearchfoundation.org/for-researchers/rfp-and-grant-application/

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Whitehall Foundation
Basic biological research in neurobiology
Research Grants

$30K-$75K per yr for up to 3 yrs)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained at least 1 week prior to the LOI submission)
See the guidelines (“introduction” webpage) for additional criteria. No citizenship restriction.
Grants-in-Aid
$30K for 1 yr
Eligibility: assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained at least 1 week prior to the LOI submission). See the guidelines (“introduction” webpage) for additional criteria. No citizenship restriction.
Timeline:
Letter of intent deadlines: April 15, 2018, Oct. 1, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal please alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) proposal deadline: 5-working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline
Full proposal (by invitation): Sept. 1, 2018, Feb. 15, 2019
http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

 

Dana Foundation
Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

$300,000 over 3 yrs.
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction.
Purpose: Translational researchers apply to test promising therapies, from animal model research, in a small number of patients with devastating, currently untreatable, brain diseases. Also supported are studies to develop ethical guidelines for clinical brain research, and prognostic data based on treatment outcomes in patients with severe brain injuries or disorders.
Preliminary proposal deadline: Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Those investigators chosen to submit full proposals will be notified and provided with further instructions.
Contact your RPM if invited to submit a full proposal.
http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical/
How to apply:
http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical/howtoapply/

 

 

Motor Neurone Disease Association
Biomedical Research Project Grants

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Applicants can be based outside the UK and Ireland, provided the project meets the following criteria:
(i) the project must be unique in concept or design (i.e., no similar research is being performed in the UK); and
(ii) the project must involve an aspect of collaboration with a UK institute.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadlines: Oct. 26, 2018
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2018
http://www.mndassociation.org/research/for-researchers/research-grants/Type+of+grant/biomedical-research-project-grants

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

 


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Research Grants

Amount of funding not specified (inclusive of 10% indirect costs). Will support studies for terms of 1-5 years
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
In order to submit a full proposal for research support, investigators must first register with our Apply Online site (https://nmss.fluxx.io/) and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to our goals.
Timeline:
IMPORTANT: all PIs please disregard the NMSS pre-application deadlines (July 25 for this RFP) as those deadlines give you no time for feedback and to prepare full proposals. Therefore, please register and submit your pre-application ASAP (at least 3-4 weeks in advance).
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadlines: July 25, 2018
Full proposals (by invitation only) deadline: Aug. 1, 2018
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Research-Grants

 

 

Parkinson’s Disease

 

 



Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Alpha-synuclein Biology and Therapies

Amount of funding:
Biological Pathways and Novel Targets: up to $150,000 for 1-2 yrs
Therapeutic Development: up to $500,000 for 1-2 years
Eligibiliity: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Pre-proposal deadline: May 31, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: August 13, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:   August 20, 2018
Overview webpage:
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html?navid=funding-opps
RFP webpage (Mac users do not use Firefox, use Safari):
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=34

 



Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and
The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson's
GBA Biology and Therapies
Amount of funding:
Biological Pathways and Novel Targets: up to $150,000 for 1-2 yrs
Therapeutic Development: up to $500,000 for 1-2 years
Eligibiliity: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Pre-proposal deadline: May 31, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: August 13, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:   August 20, 2018
Overview webpage:
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html?navid=funding-opps
RFP webpage (Mac users do not use Firefox, use Safari):
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=35

 



Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Biomarkers of Protein Handling/Autophagy, Exosome and Lipidomic Biomarkers

Amount of funding: 1-2 years grants--amount not specified- commensurate with the study goals.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Pre-proposal deadline: May 31, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: August 13, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:   August 20, 2018
Overview webpage:
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html?navid=funding-opps
RFP webpage (Mac users do not use Firefox, use Safari):
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=36

 

 

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Non-pharmacological Interventions for Gait and Balance Disturbances
Amount of funding: up to $500,000 for 1-2 years
Eligibiliity: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Pre-proposal deadline: May 31, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: August 13, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:   August 20, 2018
Overview webpage:
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html?navid=funding-opps
RFP webpage (Mac users do not use Firefox, use Safari):
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=37




 

 

 

Spinal cord and spine research

 

 

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Psychosocial Research (PSR) Grants
PSR Pilot Grants

Two-year pilot grants: $200K total costs
PSR Studies and Demonstration Projects
Three-year grant: $400K total costs
Eligibility: must be independent researchers: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver request obtained at least 1 week prior to the LOI submission)
No citizenship restriction but applicants must be in institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required) deadline: March 23, 2018 via proposal central
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: July 6, 2018
Full proposal (if invited) deadline: July 13, 2018 via proposal central
Overview
http://chnfoundation.org/psychosocial-research/
Download a PDF file of the guidelines >>

 

The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund
Research grants

$5-$75K for one year
(note: postdocs submit applications through your RPM)
No citizenship requirement
Cures and treatments for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver.
Postdoctoral fellows may apply with an approved Career Development PI waiver request >> through their RPM (the RFP requests a letter of support from their mentors) (This eligibility was approved by Sonia Barragan, Assoc. Director, RMG)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: April 23, 2018 and Oct. 24, 2018
Full proposal deadline: April 30, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2017
http://www.mcpf.org/Pages/Resources.aspx
Institutional representative for all PIs (including postdocs): alert your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG >>) asap about your plans to submit a proposal

 

 

Vision research

 

 

Glaucoma Research Foundation
Schaffer Grant

$40,000 for 1 year
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Preliminary proposal deadline: July 15, 2018
http://www.glaucoma.org/research/applying-for-a-grant.php

 

 

 

 

Prizes

 

 

The following are prizes and not sponsored projects so you do not have to submit your nominations through RMG or OSR for their approval.

 

 

The Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences
Amount of the prize-Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences: $3 million each (up to 4 to be awarded)

These prizes are awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life. One of the four awards will specifically recognize advances in Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological disorders.
Foundation-overview/introduction:
https://breakthroughprize.org/
Life Sciences Announcement overview:
https://breakthroughprize.org/Prize/2
Life Sciences rules:
https://breakthroughprize.org/Rules/2
Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize Laureates*:
https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/2
(*includes Stanford recipients: Dr. Roeland Nusse in 2017; Karl Deisseroth in 2016)
Nomination deadline: April 30, 2018 via their online portal webpage >>
*Institutional representative (RMG or OSR): are not applicable because this is a prize and not a grant.

Note: there are two other Breakthrough Prizes: Fundamental Physics and Mathematics.
For more information see https://breakthroughprize.org/

 

 


Society for Neuroscience Research
Julius Axelrod Prize

Amount of award: $25,000
The Julius Axelrod Prize was established to honor a scientist with distinguished achievements in the broad field of neuropharmacology or a related area and exemplary efforts in mentoring young scientists.
Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience
Amount of award: $25,000
Award presented to an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout his or her career.
Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
Amount of the award: $25,000
Award presented to individuals who, over a period of time, have made significant contributions or advances in theoretical and computational neuroscience
Jacob P. Waletzky Award
Amount of the award: $25,000
Award presented to a young scientist within 15 years of his/her Ph.D. or M.D. degree) whose independent research has lead to the significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Both basic and clinical researchers are eligible for the award.
Deadline for all prizes: June 1, 2018
Website for prizes and awards >>
*Institutional representative (RMG or OSR): are not applicable because this is a prize and not a grant.

 

 


Eppendorf and Science
Prize for Neurobiology

Amount of the prize: $25,000
It is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years, as described in a 1,000-word entrance essay.
Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Guidelines:
http://corporate.eppendorf.com/en/company/scientific-awards/global-award/?et_rid=79826724&et_cid=334438
*Institutional representative (RMG or OSR): are not applicable because this is a prize and not a grant.

 

 

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Alpha-Synuclein Imaging Prize

$2 million prize
To be awarded to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha-synuclein PET trace and agree to make that tracer available broadly.
Contestants must apply for the prize with pre-clinical and clinical data supporting the broad use of their alpha-synuclein radiotracer. Judges may ask for additional data, including but not limited to raw imaging data.
Sally O’Neil, in our Office of Technology and Licensing,has asked that I be sure to include this comment from the guidelines: "NOTE: All contestants must agree to make the winning radiotracer available for use by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and MJFF awardees through a nonexclusive license or other MJFF-approved mechanism”
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/imaging-prize.html
*Institutional representative (RMG or OSR): are not applicable because this is a prize and not a grant.

 

 

 

Stanford resources

 

 

Institutional representatives (RPMs/RMG and OSR)
School of Medicine PIs

RPM Dept. assignment webpage >>
SoM RMG internal proposal deadline policy webpage>>
You are encouraged to alert your RPM 3-4 weeks prior to any sponsor’s deadline so that your budget can be completed no later than 10 days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Per the above policy, the internal proposal/institutional representative deadline is the complete by date--your fully approved and completed PDRF form and application materials must be provided to your RPM/RMG or OSR.
PIs in Other Schools:
OSR Contract and Grant Officer Pre-Award department assignments: PDF file >>.
OSR Internal proposal deadline policy PDF file >>

 

 

Funding Information Resources for the Stanford community:
Limited submission programs, Internal Stanford funding opportunities, NIH resources, NSF, calendar of foundation/association RFPs; searchable funding databases (Pivot, etc.); topics (cardiovascular, biomedical engineering, global health, etc.)
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/

 



Corporate and Foundation Relations: MCD
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team in the Medical Center Development office is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of your proposal. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations. Please contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749, joym@stanford.edu or Kimberly Myers Hewlett at (650) 497-3832 myers@stanford.edu for assistance.

 


Foundation Relations-LPFCH:
For assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose ann.rose@lpfch.org 650-497-8444 or Jasan Zimmerman at Jasan.Zimmerman@LPFCH.ORG 650-736-2927 in Foundation Relations at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

 

 

Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO), School of Medicine
The SRDO is an additional and optional resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities for grants include large center or program project grants, grants on topics aligned with the Dean's initiatives, and junior faculty, i.e., assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as NIH R01 and similar grants. SRDO's services will include identification of funding opportunities, editing of proposals, project management and assembly of large proposals, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. The contacts are Michael K. Helms, PhD, MBA (mkhelms@stanford.edu, 650-723-4526), Director of SRDO, and Sandra Holden, PhD (srholden@stanford.edu, 650-724-5345), Grant Development Officer.

 


The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)-School of Medicine
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) is a unique resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities include junior faculty, i.e., instructors and assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as the NIH career development K awards, R01 and similar grants. In addition to workshops on grantsmanship and transition to independence, OFDD services include individual mentorship and one-on-one advising designed to edit proposals, define, develop and elucidate scientific questions related to these efforts, establish project management parameters and facilitate and improve manuscript writing. More information on these services can be found on the OFDD website at: http://med.stanford.edu/facultydiversity/faculty-development or by contacting OFDD directly at: facultydevelopment_som@stanford.edu

 

 

School of Engineering Research Development Assistance (SoE junior faculty)
Rachel Elizabeth Sparks, Ph.D., SoE Research Proposal Editor, helps SoE junior faculty craft competitive proposal narratives by providing comprehensive research development services. Rachel’s services include assistance in identifying and addressing funder priorities, guiding proposal project management (individual and team), and editing draft and final narratives. Rachel can be reached at rachel.sparks@stanford.edu. For additional information see this webpage >>. (SUNET ID required for access.)

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal central-helpful application tips

 

 


IMPORTANT:
SoM PIs: How to delegate the authority to submit your proposal to the RPM*.

In order for RPMs to review and submit grants through Proposal Central, the PI has to go to the section of the application titled "Enable Other Users to Access this Proposal." The PI should scroll to the bottom of the page, enter the RPM's email address, then give the RPM"administrative" permission. The "administrative" permission allows the RPM to view, edit and submit the application. If the RPM is not given "administrative" permission, the RPM will not be able to access the submit button.
*For PIs in other schools- substitute your OSR contract officer’s name/email where RPM appears.


Special Note: Selecting the Institution's Name

School of Medicine PIs: select item #6 (following the “MDA clinic” listing) when they search for Stanford University. This one has our Porter Drive address.
PIs in other schools: Select "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" which will display the OSR address.


Selecting a signing official:
the "Stanford University" profile will include the list of RPMs. If "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" is selected, this profile will show the OSR signing officials.


 

 

 
 

 

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