Research Management Group (RMG)

Neuroscience Funding Opportunities


This webpage contains Foundation/Association, NIH and NSF neuroscience funding opportunities .Please note that deadlines and webpages for future programs are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Heschele in the Research Management Group at jheschele@stanford.edu.

Limited programs
See the separate webpage for limited submission programs more >>

Special Announcement

 

New York Stem Cell Foundation
Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Neuroscience
(proposals need not be related to stems cells)
$1.5M over 5 years
The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative science with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience research. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted.Proposals need not be related to stem cells.
Eligibility: Assistant professors with tenure track or equivalent positions* who are within 5 years of starting their assistant professor faculty position on June 1, 2015.
See FAQ below regarding tenure-track or equivalent, eligible career breaks, and other funding.
*Stanford clarification: per correspondence with the sponsor, they have approved our assistant professors with both MCL and UTL faculty appointments
Note: time spent as an acting assistant professor does not count. Use the date the Provost approved your UTL or MCL appointment. However, if you held an assistant professor position in another institution prior to coming to Stanford, you must factor the time spent in that position as well.
Deadline: March 18, 2015
http://nyscf.org/grants/neuroscience-investigator-awards

 

 

 

Foundation/association funding opportunities (arranged by topic)

 

Aging

Ellison Medical Foundation-
New Scholars and Senior Scholars Programs in Aging

These programs have been discontinued.

 

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

 

ALS Therapy Alliance
$100K to $1M from 1 to 3 yrs
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Oct.
http://alstherapyalliance.org/index.php/research/grant-submission-process.html

 

 

The ALS Association- (ALS-amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Call for Abstracts

Multi-year grants ($80K/yr x 3 yrs)
Starter Grants (up to $40K)
Eligibility: assistant professors with PI eligibility who are new investigators entering the field of ALS; or pilot studies by ALS investigators (faculty with PI eligibility)
Abstracts deadline (required): Jan. 13, 2015*
*NOTE: you have to request an Abstract form by sending a message to Mark Yard at mark@alsa-national.org
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Feb. 23, 2015
Full proposals (by invitation only): March 2, 2015
http://www.alsa.org/research/for-researchers/call-for-abstracts.html
Note: you do not have to submit your abstract through your institutional representative.

 

 

 

Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s Association
No citizenship requirement
Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity

$150,000 over 2-3 years
Eligibility: senior postdoctoral fellows (minimum 3 years), Instructors, and assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver obtained prior to the letter of intent submission)
New Investigator Research Grant
$100,000 over 2 years (20 to be awarded)
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver obtained prior to the letter of intent)
New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity
$100,000 over 2 years (1-2 to be awarded)
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver obtained prior to the letter of intent)
Letter of intent (required): Sept. via proposal central
Full application: Oct. via proposal central
Various topics (see pg 16 in the “New Investigators” guidelines)
http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/grant_application_process.asp

 

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
-Preclinical Drug Discovery RFP
$150K for 1 yr
-PACT-Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
(to fund biomarker-based, proof-of-concept pilot clinical trials)
Up to $1.5M per application
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent (due 2 weeks prior to each deadline): Feb. 17, June 2, March 10, June 16, Nov. 25
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: March 3, June 9, Sept. 15, Dec. 3
Full proposal 2015 deadlines: March 10, June 16, Sept. 22, Dec. 10
http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal


Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
CAPA Consortium RFP

Cohorts for Alzheimer’s Prevention Action (CAPA) Consortium to strengthen the evidence for potential preventative treatments. This program will fund specific analyses across a minimum of 5 longitudinal cohorts to examine the association of actionable interventions with the risk of cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, or biomarkers related to brain aging and neurodegeneration. Letters of intent will be accepted until the full application due date.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent (required): Nov. 22, 2014
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline (if invited to submit a full proposal): Feb. 26, 2015
Full proposal 2015 deadlines (by invitation only): March 5, 2015
http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal

 

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:
http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal

 

Bright Focus Foundation
Alzheimer’s Disease
Standard Awards
$250K over 3 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards $100K over 2 yrs
Full application Deadline: Oct.
http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/main.html
Postdocs: you must submit your application through your division’s or department’s Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG.You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap so he/she can begin to build your budget.

 

 

Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation
Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery Research Funding

$200,000 (includes 10% indirect costs)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>)
Supports pilot studies towards innovative drug discovery research.
Outside the scope of this announcement: genetic studies, biomarker research, neuroimaging, clinical studies, basic research and new target discovery.
Deadline: Will not be offered for the 2014 grant cycle.
http://www.hria.org/tmfservices/thomead.html

 

 

 

Angelman Syndrome

 

Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Research Grants

$100K/yr One to two year grants
Angelman syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by deficiency of the ubiquitin protein ligase UBE3A in the brain. Applications in the preclinical, translational and clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of Angelman syndrome will be considered. Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline:   Oct.
http://www.angelman.org/research/1-million-for-angelman-syndrome-research/

 

 

Ataxia

 

FARA-Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
Keith Michael Andrus Memorial Award
$150K/yr for 1-2 years
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent (required): Jan. 15, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline (if invited to submit a full proposal): Feb. 20, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): March 1, 2015
http://www.curefa.org/types-of-grants.html


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.
Phillip Bennett and 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*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent (required): May 15, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) (if invited to submit a full proposal): July 8, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): July 15, 2015
http://www.curefa.org/types-of-grants.html

 

FARA-Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
General Research Grant

$150K/yr x 1-2 yrs
Faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty*
* *CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Additional Research Grant Subtype: Postdoctoral Trainee and Ph.D. Students (PI= faculty member)
Letter of intent (required): Feb. 1, 2015 and July 1, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline (if invited to submit a full proposal: March 25, 2015 and Aug. 25, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): April 1, 2015 and Sept. 1, 2015
http://www.curefa.org/types-of-grants.html


National Ataxia Foundation
Research Grant ($15K-$30K)

A higher ranking will be given to A-T research studies which lend themselves to an overall better understanding of the ataxia disease process.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent Deadline: July 15, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 10, 2015
Full proposal: Aug. 17, 2015
http://www.ataxia.org/research/ataxia-research-grants.aspx

 

National Ataxia Foundation
Young Investigator (YI) Award $35K-$50K (one yr. grant)
Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research* $50K one yr. grant
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver). , senior postdoctoral fellows or clinical fellow.
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Aug. 3, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 25, 2015
Full application due: Sept. 1, 2015
http://www.ataxia.org/research/ataxia-research-grants.aspx
*Postdoctoral and clinical fellows: because these are grants and not fellowships, you must submit your full applications at least 5 working days (one calendar week) prior to the sponsor's deadline through your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG.

 

 

National Ataxia Foundation
Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award

One year grant of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Aug. 17, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 8, 2015
Full application due: Sept. 15, 2015
http://www.ataxia.org/research/ataxia-research-grants.aspx

 


A-T Children's Project (ataxia-telangiectasia)
Research Grant: Enabling Drug Screening for Ataxia Telangiectasia

Phase I: Identification of Cellular Phenotypes and Target Proteins $75K/yr for 1 yr
Phase II: Assay Development for Screening $50K for 1 year
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
PI may either apply to either Phase I or II or both.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Feb. 20, 2015
Deadline: March 1, 2015
https://www.atcp.org/GrantGuidelines




A-T Children's Project (ataxia-telangiectasia)
The A-T Post doctoral Fellowship Award

Post docs with one year experience or less post degree are eligible and must be nominated for this award by their principal investigator (PI). Any interested PI who would like to nominate a new post doc for the A-T Post Doctoral Fellowship Award must send a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the A-T Children's Project.
$30K to $40K per year for 2 years
Eligibility: the PI is the faculty member with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Letter of intent-required: Feb. 1, 2015 and Aug. 1, 2015
Deadlines: March 1, 2015 and Sept. 1, 2015
http://www.atcp.org/FellowshipAward

 



Autism

 

**Resource just announced**

Joint program: Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks and Autism Science Foundation
Autism BrainNet

http://www.autismbrainnet.org/
This consortium of academic sites* that will collect, store and distribute brain tissue resources necessary for researchers to understanding the underlying neurobiology and genetics of autism. Inaugural members include the U.C. Davis MIND Institute.
Application requests for tissue (request reviewed quarterly): http://www.autismbrainnet.com/researchers/application/
It includes an outreach program to families to register and consider brain tissue donation entitled: “It Takes Brains”: http://www.takesbrains.org/

 


Autism Speaks
Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award

Highly novel transformative projects-up to $100K total costs for 12 months
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent Deadline: accepted anytime
http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program/open-grants-how-apply

 

Simons Foundation for Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Explorer Award

Up to $60,000 for one year.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty 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.
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis via proposal central, with a response time as early as 30 days.
http://sfari.org/funding/grants/grants/explorer-awards-rfa

 

 

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
To fund bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Proposals considered in these areas: genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, sensory perception, cognition, behavior, translation and therapeutics.
Pilot Award
$125K/yr for up to 2 yrs
Research Award
$250K/yr for up to 3yrs. but under exceptional circumstances will consider proposals at higher levels. We realize that clinical studies can be costly and will consider clinical and translational proposals with budgets up to $350,000 per year if justified in the budget. (This grant mechanism is not intended to support large, randomized clinical trials of medications.)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the leter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent Deadline required): Oct.
via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): Feb. via proposal central
http://sfari.org/funding/grants/pilot-and-research-award-rfa/pilot-research-award-rfa-index

 

Autism Speaks
Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships

See the guidelines for eligibility. No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent (required): Oct.
Full application: Nov.
http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program/open-grants-how-apply
Institutional representative: pre-docs: you do not have to submit your letter of intent through your institutional representative. However, you must submit your completed PDRF form and full application materials by Nov. 13th to the RMG Fellowship Office per the procedures on this webpage>>




Autism Speaks
Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research

Applicants must have 2 mentors- one in basic research and one in clinical research
See the guidelines for eligibility. No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent (required): Nov.
http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program
Institutional representative: postdocs must submit their completed PDRF form and application materials by Nov. 5th to the RMG Fellowship Office per the procedures on this webpage >>

 

 

 

 

Brain Tumors and/or Brain Cancer

 


The Sontag Foundation (brain tumors/brain cancer research)
Distinguished Investigator Award

$600,000 total award ($150K/yr x 4 yrs)
Stanford eligibility clarification: assistant professors in their first full-time faculty appointment (must be UTL faculty appointment. Per the sponsor's guidelines, if the institution grants tenure, the appointment must be tenure-track.)
Applicant's initial faculty appointment must have been made no earlier than March 1, 2012. Applicant's career track and proposed research should demonstrate potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer.
No citizenship requirement
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: March 12, 2014
Deadline: March 19, 2015
http://www.sontagfoundation.org/Display.aspx?id=38

 

Children’s Tumor Foundation
Clinical Research Awards

Up to $150,000 (3 awards to be made)
to support early stage pilot clinical trials of candidate therapeutics or interventions for treatment of manifestations of NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis. In addition, these awards support innovative clinical trial enabling studies.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Letter of intent deadline (required): Aug.
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Sept.
http://www.ctf.org/CTF-Awards-Grants-and-Contracts/Clinical-Research-Awards/



Children’s Tumor Foundation
Schwannomatosis Award

$75K
Topics include genetics, cell biology & translational research and clinical research
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline extended to: Sept.
**Note: when you download the application it will still display a July 15th deadline.
http://www.ctf.org/Research/Schwannomatosis-Awards.html

 

 

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)
--Pediatric Brain Tumor Awards Research Grant up to $30K/yr for up to 2 yrs
--Pilocytic Astrocytoma Award $50K for 1 yr (one award to be made)
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>).
Deadline: March 2015 TBA
https://ictr.research.bcm.edu/R5T80IF3WH2/CBTF/Default.aspx


National Brain Tumor Foundation
Innovation Research Grant Program

Supports transformative projects that will significantly move the field of brain tumor research forward. $150K per year for 2 yrs.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
Letters of intent (required): TBA
http://www.braintumor.org/advance-research/research-funding-opportunities/apply-for-a-grant/

 

 

American Brain Tumor Association
Discovery Grant
($50K1yr)
For high-risk, high-impact projects deemed to have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for adult and pediatric brain tumor care. Investigators from sciences outside traditional biology fields encouraged to apply
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
Letter of intent deadline: Oct.
http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-research/research-grants/

 

 

Children's Tumor Foundation
Young Investigator Award
$64K to $108K
Eligiibility: postdoctoral fellow (no more than 7 years past the completion of their first doctoral degree)
or a graduate student pursuing their M.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent
Pre-applicationDeadline: January 2015 TBA
Full proposal (by invitation only): March 2015 TBA
http://www.ctf.org/CTF-Awards-Grants-and-Contracts/CTF-Young-Investigator-Award/
Institutional representative: RMG Fellowship Office procedures >>

 

 

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
ABC2 funds projects at each stage of the therapeutic development pipeline to ensure promising leads are advanced as quickly as possible. Our Pre-Clinical Screening Program breaks down barriers to entry, our Research Grants focus on novel therapies, and our company investments bring the most promising treatments to patients quickly.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
http://www.abc2.org/smarter-research/how-we-fund

 

 

Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation (PLGA)
Brain Tumor Research Grants

Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Award funding is based on size, impact and complexity of projects. All grants are awarded with the understanding of 0 percent overhead. Funding can be awarded over one, two, or three years.
The grant cycle is an ongoing process throughout the year. Investigators from all over the world are invited to submit a letter of intent.
http://akidsbraintumorcure.org/medical-research-on-childhood-brain-tumors/apply-for-a-plga-sponsored-grant/

 

Solving Kids Cancer
Therapeutic Development Initiative (TDI)

Project Grant Awards $50K-$600K
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
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.
http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/grants

 

 

 

 

Cerebral Palsy

 

CUREPSP
Foundation of PSP/CPD and Related Brain diseases
Investigator-Initiated Research Projects

Promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) and CBD (cortiobasal degeneration), ALS/PDC and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders at the molecular and cellular level. See guidelines for additional details.
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility AND CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
No citizenship restriction
$100K/yr total for up to 3 yrs; however the most frequently available amount of funding is $75K total over 1-2 yrs
Grant applications will be received and reviewed quarterly.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadlines: Jan. 8, April 8, July 8, Oct. 8
Submission deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15, Oct. 15
http://www.psp.org/research/researchers/

 


Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
Research Grant Pilot Studies

Faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>).
Grants up to 2 years at a maximum of $50,000 a year to the prevention and treatment of cerebral palsy, including improvement in the quality of life of persons with disabilities due to cerebral palsy and closely related developmental brain disorders. This broad research agenda includes basic, clinical and applied research in the biomedical and bioengineering sciences.
Check in the Fall of 2015 for 2016 program announcements.
Full proposal by invitation only.
http://www.cpirf.org/research/grant-applications

 

Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
Ethel and Jack Hausman Clinical Research Scholars Award
$75K/yr x 3 yrs.
Clinician investigators early in their career. Postdoctoral fellows, Instructors and early assistant professors with PI eligibility and early CE assistant professors with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>
Check in the Fall of 2015 for 2016 program announcements.
http://www.cpirf.org/research/grant-applications

 

 

 

Developmental Disabilities

 

The John Merck Fund
Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program

For developing treatments and improving outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome (and FX associated disorders).
$250,000/yr x 4 yrs ($1M)
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Scientists at any career stage who have a scholarly commitment to developmental disabilities are eligible to apply.
Preliminary proposal Deadline: May 18, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 14, 2015
http://www.jmfund.org/TranslationalResearchProgram.php

 

 

Dystonia

 

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Request for applications: Integrative Approaches to Dystonia
$75K for 1 year
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>).
Proposals must have one or two investigators or research groupds
Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. The neurological mechanism that makes muscles relax when they are not in use does not function properly.
Purpose: to fund collaborative studies applying integrative approaches to dystonia that will address the most significant and immediate needs in this field with special emphasis on cross-disciplinary research
Letter of intent (required): Dec. 15, 2014
Full application (by invitation only): Jan. 26, 2015
http://dystonia-foundation.org/research/for-researchers/funding-opportunities
*Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your letter of intent through your institutional representative. However, if you are subsequently invited to submit a full proposal, then you will need to submit your proposal through your department's Research Process Manager (RPM). You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap so he/she can generate your budget, etc.


Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF)
Funds up to $150,000 are available for support of research directly related to blepharospasm or Meige's Syndrome, both forms of cranial dystonia

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
http://www.blepharospasm.org/research-request.html

 

 

Eating Disorders


The Klarman Family Foundation
Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research

Basic biology of feeding anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and/or binge eating disorder. Examples of funding areas include but are not limited to molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function; genetic and epigenetic research; animal models created by genetically altering neural circuits; and testing of new chemical entities that might be used in animal models as exploratory treatments. Please note that imaging studies involving humans are not eligible.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>).
Two-year awards of $400,000 USD ($200,000 per year inclusive of 10% indirect costs)
One-year pilot studies of up to $150,000 USD (inclusive of 10% indirect costs)
CHECK THE WEBSITE AFTER JAN. 1, 2015 FOR THE 2015 RFP

http://www.hria.org/tmfgrants/Klarman/

 

 

 

Epilepsy

 

 

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy CURE
-Challenge Award (up to $250K for up to 3 yrs)
-Pediatric Epilepsies Award (up to $250K for 2yrs)
-Prevention of Acquired Epilepsies Award (up to $250K for up to 3yrs)
-SUDE-Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Research Award (up to $250K for 2 yrs)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>).
No citizenship restriction
Letter of intent (required): January 15, 2015 via proposal central
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR): April 28, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation): May 5, 2015 via proposal central
http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research/apply.asp

 

Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy Therapy Project
New Therapy Commercialization Grants Program

supports the development of more effective therapies by serving as a catalyst for moving innovative therapies from the laboratory to the patient. Investigators must hold a relevant advanced degree (M.D., and/or Ph.D.), and have completed all research training.
Epilepsy Innovation Seal of Excellence
The Epilepsy Innovation Seal of Excellence award is not primarily a grant program. The program provides a competitive, in-depth review by the Scientific and Business Advisory Boards, an actual SEAL that may be used by the awardee to generate interest in the project, and a one-time $25,000 grant for the research.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Letter of intent deadline (required): Feb. 16, 2015 via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): March 30, 2015 via proposal central
http://www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/our-research-program/research/new-therapy-commercialization-grant-program/how-to-apply

 

Epilepsy Foundation
Targeted Research for Morbidity and Mortality

Up to $50K for 1 yr
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR): March 23, 2015
Deadline: March 20, 2015 via proposal central
http://www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/our-research-program/grant-and-fellowship-opportunities#TRIMM

 

CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy)
Taking Flight Award*

$100K for 1 yr
Eligibility: senior postdoctoral fellows who have a minimum of 3 yrs postdoctoral experience, clinical fellows who are Neurology Residents in their Neurology training who are considering Epilepsy Fellowships, Instructors, and newly appointed faculty: assist. prof. with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
*Institutional representative: you must submit your full proposal through your dept's RPM >>)
Innovator Award
$50K for 1 yr
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
Letter of intent deadline (required): July via proposal central
Full application (by invitation): Sept.
http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research/apply.asp

 

Epilepsy Foundation and American Epilepsy Society
Research Grants
$50K for 1 yr
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver). Individuals with major grants from the DoD, NSF, NIH K, P or R01 or R21 grants are not eligible.
Deadline: Aug. TBA via proposal central
http://www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/our-research-program/grant-and-fellowship-opportunities


Epilepsy Foundation and American Epilepsy Society
Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowships
$20K for 1 year
Supports predoctoral students with dissertation research related to epilepsy, thus strengthening their interest in establishing epilepsy research as a career direction. Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program
Deadline: Aug. via proposal central
http://www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/our-research-program/grant-and-fellowship-opportunities
Institutional representative-Postdocs: you must submit your application materials to the Fellowship Office in RMG 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the guidelines in this website: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/fellowships.html



Epilepsy Foundation and American Epilepsy Society

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship $45K for 1 yr
Applications are considered equally from individuals interested in acquiring experience either in basic laboratory research or in the conduct of human clinical studies. Physicians or Ph.D. neuroscientists who desire postdoctoral research experience are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Aug. via proposal central
http://www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/our-research-program/grant-and-fellowship-opportunities
Institutional representative-Postdocs: you must submit your application materials to the Fellowship Office in RMG 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the guidelines in this website: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/fellowships.html

 

American Epilepsy Society
Seed Grant Program

$20,000
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Deadline: March, June, Sept. TBA
http://www.aesnet.org/go/research/aes-sponsored-grant/research-initiative-awards


 

 

Eye and Vision Research

 

Prevent Blindness
Investigator Award

Note: Stanford faculty cannot apply for the this research grant because the sponsor requires U.S. or Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
http://www.preventblindness.org/investigator-awards

 

Bright Focus Foundation
Macular Degeneration Research
Standard Grants

$160,000 over 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Letter of intent (required): July
Full application Deadline (by invitation only): November 18, 20134
http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/main.html


Glaucoma Research Foundation
Shaffer Grants

$40,000 for 1 yr
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Preliminary proposal form deadline: July
Full application (by invitation only): Sept.
http://www.glaucoma.org/research/applying-for-a-grant.php

 

Bright Focus Foundation
National Glaucoma Research
Standard Award

$100,000 over 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Full application: Nov.
Overview:
http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/openawards.html
How to apply:
http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/main.html

 

ARVO Foundation for Eye Research
Various awards
TBA
http://www.arvo.org/foundation/Awards_and_Grants/




Retina Research Foundation

Note: Stanford faculty cannot apply for the RRF research grants because they require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
http://retinaresearchfnd.org/pilot-study-grants/grant-info/

 

Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee
Awards Program in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

$250K/yr x 2 yrs
To fund translational research (basic research and clinical trials are outside the scope)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement

Deadline: Sept. TBA
http://www.hria.org/tmfservices/tmfgrants/thomeamd.html

 

 

Fibromyalgia

 

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association, Inc.
Research Grant
Up to $50,000
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
There is no deadline for Letters of intent and applications. Scientists are encouraged to submit an LOI prior to preceding to the application phase. LOIs and applications will be reviewed as they are received. If an application is accepted for funding, AFSA will promptly award the funds (assuming the IRB has been approved).
http://www.afsafund.org/grant.htm

 

 

Frontotemporal Dementias


Association for Frontotemporal Dementias
AFTD Pilot Grant
$60K for 1 yr
AFTD provides support for basic and clinical research in frontotemporal degeneration and related clinical conditions (frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive asphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome).
Faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>).
Deadline: July
http://www.ftd-picks.org/research/aftd-research-initiatives/current-rfps

 

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)

Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration
$150K for 1 yr
Research investigating the pathologic mechanisms of neurodegeneration in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and related disorders is advancing, creating new potential targets for drug discovery. The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) and The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) seek to accelerate and support drug discovery for FTD and related disorders through this Request for Proposals (RFP). Basic research is not supported.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Letter of intent deadline (required): Aug.
Full proposal: Sept.
http://www.ftd-picks.org/research/aftd-research-initiatives/current-rfps

 

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Frontotemporal Degeneration

The AFTD Research Fellowship will foster basic, translational, clinical and/or epidemiological FTD research by an outstanding scientist at the beginning of his/her career.
Letter of intent deadline (required): TBA
Full proposal: TBA
http://www.ftd-picks.org/research/aftd-research-initiatives/current-rfps
Postdocs: Institutional representative: RMG Fellowship Office procedures >>

 



Gaming Disorders



National Center for Responsible Gaming

Large Grant
$75K/yr x 2 year
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Seed Grant
$30K/yr x 2 year
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
2015 RFPs TBA
http://www.ncrg.org/research-center


Huntington's Disease

 

 

Hereditary Disease Foundation (for Huntington's disease)
Research Grants

Support will be for research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons.
$50,000 for one year.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>).
Letter of intent REQUIRED: *NOTE: To obtain an application, the applicant must submit a letter of intent that is no more than one page long. It may be submitted at any time.
Deadline*: Oct.
http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.php

 

 

 

Mental Health

 

 

Brain and Behavior Foundation
NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

$35K/yr x 2 yrs
To facilitate innovative research opportunities and supports basic, as well as translational and/or clinical investigators. All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia; bipolar; mood and anxiety disorders; or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
Eligibility: advanced postdoctoral fellows, Instructors and assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizen restriction
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Feb. 17, 2015
Deadline: Feb. 24, 2015
https://bbrfoundation.org/YI

 

International OCD Foundation
Research Grant

Up to $50K
The IOCDF awards grants to investigators whose research focuses on the nature, causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. The IOCDF is very committed to funding junior investigators.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows with mentor; Assistant professors with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver) (see the FAQ webpag)
No citizenship restriction.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Feb. 20, 2015
Deadline:   Feb. 27, 2015
http://ocdresearchgrants.org/guidelines

 

 

The Stanley Medical Research Institute: Research on Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder
Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Regular Treatment Trials: $300K/yr.
Special Treatment Trials and Drug Development SMRI also supports special treatment trials and occasional drug development. Special treatment trials are usually multi-center trials that require more than $300,000 per year to carry out. Such trials are usually reserved for medications for which preliminary SMRI-supported trials have been promising.
Deadline: Oct.
http://www.stanleyresearch.org/dnn/TreatmentTrials/tabid/62/Default.aspx

 

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Annual Grant Cycle:
Distinguished investigator

Up to $100K over 2 yrs; Eligibility: Associate professor with PI eligibility and above
Standard Research Grants
Up to $90K over 2 yrs; Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Linked Standard Research Grants
Up to $225K over 2 yrs; Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility at 3 or more unique sites
Young Investigator Grants
Up to $85K over 2 yrs; Eligibility: Instructors and assist. prof. with PI eligibility
Pilot Grants
Up to $30K over 1-2 yrs; Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Nov.
Grant category overview >>
http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/information-for-prospective-grant-applicants

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Annual Grant Cycle:
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

$104K over 2 years;
Eligibility: investigators who have received a Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and have had no more than three years of fellowship support
Deadline: Nov.
Grant category overview:
http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/research-grant-categories
Additional information:
http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/information-for-prospective-grant-applicants
Institutional representative: submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

 


Migraine



Migraine Research Foundation
Seed Grant
$50K for 1 year
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility at 3 or more unique sites
Deadline: Aug.
http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/migraine-rfp.html

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous neurobiology/neuroscience topics

 

 

NOTE:
Ellison Medical Foundation: New Scholar Program in Neuroscience and Senior Scholar Programs in Neuroscience
September 2013- these programs have been discontinued



Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
2015 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Grant Program

The goal of the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Grant Program is to advance physician-scientist-initiated projects aimed at clinical introduction of new medicines (drugs or biologics). The specific focus of eligible projects includes fundamental discovery (elucidation of novel targets), novel drugs and biologics or drug-device combinations.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty will need to submit a CE Faculty PI waiver for the letter of intent phase through their department's or division's RPM.
Letter of intent (required)*: May
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug.
Guidelines >>
FAQ webpage >>

 

Whitehall Foundation
Research Grants
$30K-$75K/yr for up to 3 yrs
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty: you must submit a request for a CE faculty PI waiver through your RPM for the letter of intent phase
Grants-in-Aid $30K for 1 yr
Eligibility: Assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver)*
*CE assist. prof.: you must submit a request for a CE faculty PI waiver through your RPM for the letter of intent phase
No citizenship restriction
The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.
Letter of intent deadlines (required): Jan. 15, 2015; April 15, 2015; and Oct. 1, 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadlines: May 22, 2015; Aug. 25, 2015; Feb. 8, 2016
Full application (by invitation only):   June 1, 2015; Sept. 1, 2015; Feb. 15, 2016
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.
http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical/
How to apply:
http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical/howtoapply/


James S. McDonnell Foundation
21st Collaborative Activity Awards

The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems.
Program areas:
-Studying Complex Systems
-Understanding Human Cognition
Mathematical and Complex Systems Approaches for Brain Cancer

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Amount of funding not specified.
Strong preferences will be given to applications involving multi-institutional collaboration.
Deadline letters of intent: accepted anytime
http://www.jsmf.org/apply/collaborative/index.htm

 

Motor Neurone Disease Association
Biomedical Research Project Grants

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
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.
Amount of funding: £85,000 (~$145K US) per annum [and £255,000 (~$435K US) in total over three years]
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015
Guidelines >>

 

The Gruber Foundation
Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

This $500,000 prize is for Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system.
Nominations for the Neuroscience Prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study.
Nomination deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
Guidelines:
http://gruber.yale.edu/neuroscience-prize-nomination-criteria
Institutional representative: not applicable. This is a distinguished achievement award and not a sponsored project, so you do not have to submit your nomination materials through your institutional representative.

 

The McKnight Foundation
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

McKnight Scholar Awards
$75K/yr x 3 years
Eligibility: assist. prof. with tenure track appts (UTL and MCL appts are OK) within 4 years of their faculty appt.
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2014*
http://www.neuroscience.mcknight.org/newsroom/upcoming-deadlines/2015-scholar
*Due to the holiday closure period, applicants must submit and obtained full approval for their PDRF form and submit their application materials to their RPM by Monday, Dec. 15th, 9 am.

 

The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund
Klingesntein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences

Topics of particular interest: cellular and molecular neuroscience; neural systems, clinical research
Eligibility: the candidate must be an independent investigator, within 4 years (before July 1, 2015) of receiving his/her first tenure track appointment at a university or medical institution.
No citizenship requirement.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: March 3, 2015
Deadline: March 10, 2015
http://www.klingfund.org/apply.php

 

 

Multiple sclerosis

 

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Pilot Research Grants

Up to $40K for 1 yr.
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
Pre-application required: submit asap prior to the deadlines below
**In order to submit a 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.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadlines: Dec. 15, 2014, March 25, June 24, Sept 30
Pilot applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis in 2015: Jan. 7, April 1, July 1, Oct. 7
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Pilot-Research-Grants

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Research Grants

Amount not specified. Term: 1-5 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.
Pre-application (required): will begin accepting in May (deadline not specified)
Full proposal Deadline (by invitation only):
August
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Research-Grants


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Daniel Haughton Senior Faculty Awards

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Granted to established MS investigators seeking support for specialized training in a field which they are not currently expert, inasmuch as such training will enhance their capacity to conduct research related to multiple sclerosis.
Awards of this type, which are available annually, can be used for sabbatical support for qualified individuals.
Amount of funding: up to $100K (typically awarded for 6 mos., but funding will be considered for up to 1 yr)
Pre-application (required): will begin accepting in May (deadline not specified)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Aug.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Training-Grants-and-Fellowships/Daniel-Haughton-Senior-Faculty-Award

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Brain Foundation (ABF)
Clinician Scientitst Development Awards

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an M.D., D.O. or equivalent clinical degree from an accredited institution, and must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Applicants must be at the PGY4 or PGY5 stage of an accredited residency program in the United States at the time of application. Fellowships will initiate upon completion of residency training. There is no citizenship requirement; however, the individual applying for the award must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States at the time of application.
Pre-application (required): will begin accepting in May (deadline not specified)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Aug.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Training-Grants-and-Fellowships/Clinician-Scientist-Development-Awards



National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research

The PI is the faculty mentor (faculty with PI eligibility) who then selects the fellow.
Pre-application (required): will begin accepting in May (deadline not specified)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Aug.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Training-Grants-and-Fellowships/Mentor-Based-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-In-Rehabilita



National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Physician Fellowship

The MS Clinical Care Physician Fellowship program offers a one-year, post-residency program designed to train board eligible/certified neurologists or physiatrists in specialized MS clinical care.
Hold a MD or DO degree (or equivalent); Be licensed to practice medicine in the United States; Residents who have or will have received training in neurology or physiatry in the United States, and who are in the PGY3 or PGY4 stage or beyond, are eligible to apply.
Pre-application (required): will begin accepting in May (deadline not specified)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Aug.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Clinical-Care/Resources-for-You-and-Your-Practice/Clinical-Fellowships-and-Grants/MS-Clinical-Care-Physican-Fellowship

 

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award

Salary and research support for 5 years.
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.*;
*CE faculty: you must submit a request for a CE faculty PI waiver request through your RPM for the preliminary proposal phase
Individuals who have already conducted independent research for more than five years after postdoctoral training are ineligible.
Fundamental or clinical research in one or more aspects of multiple sclerosis-related investigation. This may be in areas such as epidemiology, genetics, neurochemistry, neurobiology, neurophysiology, virology, immunology, or pharmacology, or patient management, care and rehabilitation, and may be carried out on MS patients, on animal models of MS, or on other model systems.
Pre-application (required): will begin accepting in May (deadline not specified)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Aug.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Training-Grants-and-Fellowships/Harry-Weaver-Neuroscience-Scholar-Awards

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowships

Applicants must hold an M.D., D.O. or equivalent clinical degree from an accredited institution, and must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Applicants must be at the PGY4 or PGY5 stage of an accredited residency program in the United States at the time of application. Fellowships will initiate upon completion of residency training.
There is no citizenship requirement; however, the individual applying for the award must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States at the time of application.
Pre-application (required): will begin accepting in May (deadline not specified)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Aug.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Training-Grants-and-Fellowships/Sylvia-Lawry-Physician-Fellowships

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Program

$100K for 1 yr plus 10% indirects.
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
*CE faculty: you must submit a request for a CE faculty PI waiver request through your RPM for the preliminary proposal/letter of intent phase
LOI (required): Sept. TBA 2014
Full application (by invitation only): Jan. 2015 TBA
Guidelines >>

 

 

 

Pain

 

Rita Allen Foudation
American Pain Society

$50K/yr x 3 yrs
Proposed research projects should be directed towards the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
Eligibility: Should have been on a tenure track (Stanford assistant professors with MCL or UTL appointments) for no more than three years (as of the Jan. 16, 2015 application deadline. Use the date the Provost approved your assist. prof. MCL or UTL appt.. Time spent as an acting assistant professor does not count because acting appointments at Stanford are not faculty appointments.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG deadline): Jan. 9, 2015
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015
http://www.americanpainsociety.org/about-aps/awards/rita-allen-foundation-award-in-pain.html

 

 

 

Parkinson's Disease:

 

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research RFAs
Therapeutic Pipeline
There is no set budget limit for proposals and applicants may request up to two years of funding for preclinical development or up to three years of funding for clinical development.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: May 20, 2015
Pre-proposals: May 27, 2015
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html

 

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research RFAs
Awaiting new RFPs:
Rapid Response Innovation Awards
Dyskinesia Challenge, LRRK2 Challenge, Neurotrophic Factors
Target Validation program
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
TBA
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html

 


Parkinson's Disease Foundation
International Research Grants

$75K direct costs/yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
Letter of intent deadline (required): Nov. TBA
Full invitation (by invitation only): Feb. TBA
http://www.pdf.org/en/grant_funding_irg

 

 

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

 

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Consortium Grants
PML is a serious but rare infection of the central nervous system caused by lytic destruction of oligodendrocytes by the JC polyoma virus. Development of PML is dependent on the presence of the common JC virus and associated with immunosuppressed states.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Amount of funding: up to $300K over 2 yrs (includes 25% indirect costs)
Phase I proposal (1-2 page proposal) deadline (required):TBA
Phase II proposals (by invitation only) deadline: TBA
http://pmlconsortium.org/about-pmlc/request-for-proposals

 

 

 

Rett Syndrome

 

International Rett Syndrome
Rett Syndrome (developmental disorder found primarily in girls)
Translational Research Program
$75,000 for one year
Letter of intent (required): March 2015 TBA
Full proposal (by invitation only): May 2015
http://www.rettsyndrome.org/research-programs/grant-programs/grant-opportunities

 

 

 

Spinal Cord Injury

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Education Foundation Grant

Topic areas: consumer and community education to improve the health, independence, and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
Professional development and education; research utilization and dissemination; assistive technology-teaching tools or pilot programs; conferences and symposium
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Jan. 26, 2015
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305829/k.6E40/PVA_Education_Foundation.htm

 

The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund
Research Grants
$5K-$75K for 1 yr
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) and postdoctoral fellows
No citizenship restriction
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: April 23, 2015 and Oct. 24, 2015
Deadlines: April 30, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2015
http://www.mcpf.org/Pages/Resources.aspx
Institutional representative for faculty and postdocs: your department's RPM.

The Craig H. Nielsen Foundation
Psychosocial Research Grants (PSR) categories
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
-Pilot Psychosocial Research Grants ($100K for 1 yr)
-Proof of Concept Psychosocial Research Grants ($150K/yr x 2 yrs)
Address the interrelation of psychosocial, social and other quality of life issues that will benefit individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Letter of Intent Deadline (required): March 2015 TBA via proposal central
Full proposals (by invitation only): July 2015 TBA via proposal central
http://chnfoundation.org/

 

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Spinal Cord Injury on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS)

Topics: mechanistic studies (includes bioengineering, transplantation, etc.); translational research studies, clinical research.
SCIRTS Neilsen Pilot Research Grant
$150K/yr x 2
Eligibility:
(1) Assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver).
Note: Instructors at Stanford are not considered independent positions, so they are not eligible for this RFP.
(2) for projects are “high-risk/high gain” from faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
SCIRTS Neilsen Senior Research Grant
$200K/yr x 3 yrs to open new areas of SCI research or fill important gaps in the SCI field
Eligibility: associate prof. with PI eligibility
SCIRTS Neislen Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant
$75K/yr x 2 yrs (see guidelines for eligibility. U.S. or Canadian citizenship is not required, but the research must take place in the U.S. or Canada. (Postdocs: submit full applications through your dept.’s RPM)
Letter of intent deadline (required): TBA via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): TBA via proposal central
*reminder: Stanford’s two-week holiday closure period
http://chnfoundation.org

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation
Deadline: Sept. 1
Eligibility:
Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>). . Grantee institutions must be located in the U.S. or Canada. However, investigators and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305827/k.7268/PVA_Research_Foundation.htm

  • Basic Science Laboratory research in the basic sciences related to spinal cord injury or disease (up to $75K for 1 yr or up to $150K for 2 yrs)
  • Clinical Applications: Clinical and functional studies of the medical, psychosocial, and economic effects
    of spinal cord dysfunction, as well as interventions proposed to alleviate these
    effects (up to $75,000 for 1 year or up to $150,000 for 2 years).
  • Design and Development Clinical and functional studies of the medical, psychosocial, and economic effects
    of spinal cord dysfunction, as well as interventions proposed to alleviate these
    effects (up to $75,000 for 1 year or up to $150,000 for 2 years)

  • Conferences and Symposium
  • PVA Postdoctoral Fellowships
    see eligibility criteria (fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens)for postdocs within 4 years of receiving their Ph.D. or M.D.

 

 

The Craig H. Nielsen Foundation
Quality of Life Grants
$10K-$100K
To support innovative programs to improve independence for people living with Spinal Cord Injury
Topics: assistive technology, education, independent living, rehabilitation, sports and recreation
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
Letter of intent (required):   TBA via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): TBA via proposal central
http://chnfoundation.org/

 

 

 

Sturge Weber Syndrome

 

The Sturge-Weber Foundation (The SWF)
Support research on all aspects of Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay, and Port Wine Stain related conditions
Young Investigator Awards*: up to $30,000 per year for maximum of two years in postdoctoral fellowship support (salary stipend and conference allowance) to encourage the brightest young minds to enter the field. Applicants must be no more than four years out of M.D. or Ph.D. program and work under the supervision of an established mentor. *Postdoctoral and clinical fellows: you must submit your full applications at least 5 working days (one calendar week) prior to the sponsor's deadline per the RMG Fellowship Office guidelines >>.
Pilot Research Studies: up to $30,000 per year for maximum of two years for innovative studies with the potential for continued support from federal or other agencies. Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Letter of intent (required): Sept.
Full applications (by invitation): Dec.
http://www.sturge-weber.org/studies-and-science/research-grant-application.html

 

 

Tourette Syndrome

 

National Tourette Syndrome Association
Research Grant Awards

up to $75,000 for 1 year or up to $150,000 for two years
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Post-Doctoral Fellowships:
up to $40,000 for 1 year (postdocs: submit your full applications through the RMG Fellowship office>>). For eligibility see the guidelines.
Preliminary proposal deadline: Sept.
http://www.tsa-usa.org/research.html

 

 


NIH Neuroscience-related Funding Opportunities


Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver)

There are numerous neuroscience-related NIH funding opportunities:
Go this NIH Guide search tool webpage >>
Enter your topic in the “keyword” blank in the center and top of the webpage then click the “search” button
A table* will display with all current related funding opportunities
Click on the FOA number link opposite each announcement you are interested in (it will then display the complete funding opportunity announcement webpage)
*FYI: You can sort the table by clicking on the column heading (for example: if you click on “title” it will sort the list alphabetically)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Exceptions:
NIH K career development Awards
(resource webpage >> with program announcements and required grantsgov computer labs offered prior to each standard deadline)
NIH NRSA F Series Individual Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (resource webpage >> with program announcements and required grantsgov computer labs offered in November)

 

 

NSF-National Science Foundation

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility

NSF Medical Research/Disease-related goal restrictions and exceptions:
Unless otherwise stated in the program guidelines, research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals, is normally not supported. Animal models of such conditions or the development or testing of drugs or other procedures for their treatment also are not eligible for support.
Exceptions: However, research in bioengineering, with diagnosis- or treatment-related goals, that applies engineering principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering knowledge is eligible for support. Bioengineering research to aid persons with disabilities also is eligible."

Other NSF funding opportunity highlights: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/nsf_list.html

 

NSF PD 09-7252 Perception, Action and Cognition
The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Research Proposal Deadlines: Feb. 2, 2015 and Aug. 3, 2015
Workshop and Proposal deadlines: April 15, 2015 and June 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

 

NSF 14-514 Cognitive Neuroscience
Includes: neuroimaging (including physics and statistics), physiology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and other fields. Of particular importance for this discipline have been new methods for non-invasive functional neuroimaging of humans performing psychological tasks.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Deadlines:
Feb. 25, 2015 and Aug. 27, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14514/nsf14514.htm

 

NSF PD 14-5345 Biomedical Engineering
Themes:
Molecular, cellular and tissue approaches for advanced biomanufacturing
and neural engineering and human brain mapping
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
(REVISED) Deadline: Oct. 20, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501023

 

NSF PD 14-5342 General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)
Areas of particular recent interest are disability-related research in neuroscience/neuroengineering and rehabilitation robotics.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501021

 

NSF 14-504 Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function

Co-sponsors:
-NSF Directorates of : Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Biological Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Scienes, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Engineering, International and Integrative Services
-NIH NINDS, NIMH, NIDA, NEI, NIDCD, NIBIB, NAAA, NICHD, NCCAM
-Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany
-French National Research Agency
-United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility.
Note: an investigator may participate as PI or Co-PI in no more than two proposals per review cycle.
Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.
Amount of funding: $100,000 to $250,000 per year in direct costs, with durations of three to five years.
Deadlines:
Oct. 29, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14504/nsf14504.htm

 

 

NSF PD 09-7252 Perception, Action and Cognition
The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Research Proposal Deadlines:
Feb. 2, 2015 and Aug. 3, 2015
Workshop and Proposal deadlines: April 15, 2015 and June 15, 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund





 

Stanford Resources

 

Institutional representatives (RPMs/RMG and OSR)
Reminder: you typically do not have to submit your letters of intent through your institutional representatives. However, if subsequently invited to submit a full proposal, you are encouraged to alert your RPM so he/she can begin working on your budget. Your PDRF file and your application materials must be submitted to your RPM in RMG or OSR at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline.
*Medicine: RPM Assignments by department: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html
*Other schools: OSR assignments: http://ora.stanford.edu/ora/osr/contact.asp

Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
You are encouraged to discuss shared facility, service center, core facility resources with Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at bruce.koch@stanford.edu.
Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) http://spectrum.stanford.edu/page_listings/enabling-technologies
School of Medicine Service Centers links: http://corefacilities.stanford.edu/

 

Funding Information Resources for the Stanford community:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/

 

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