Research Management Group (RMG)

Neuroscience Funding Opportunities

 

Index of funding opportunities and resources

 


 

 

DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program-Neuroscience-related program RFPs

 

 

 

 

Foundation and association funding opportunities


 

 


Alzheimer’s Disease



Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Research UK,
Michael J. Fox Foundation, Weston Brain Institute

Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND)
up to $150K total costs over 2 yrs
Eligibility:  faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Purpose:
The main objective of BAND is to stimulate analyses across Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of pathogenesis similarities and differences. 
Letter of intent (required) deadline:  Sept. 10, 2018 via proposal central
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Nov. 26, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:  Dec. 1, 2018 via proposal central
Guidelines: Download the PDF file of the guidelines by clicking on the document icon at the end of the RFP title on this proposal central webpage:
https://proposalcentral.altum.com/GrantOpportunities.asp?GMID=118

 

 

 

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: Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: Nov. 2, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: 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: Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: Nov. 2, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: 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: Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: Nov. 2, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: 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: Oct. 12, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal-alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadlines: Nov. 2, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadlines: 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: Oct. 8, 2018
Full proposal deadline: Oct. 15, 2018
https://www.angelman.org/research/call-for-proposals/

 

 


 

Ataxia

 

 

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

 

 

Simons Foundation for Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) 
2019 Pilot Award
Amount of funding: up to  $300,000 total costs including 20% indirect costs for up to 2 yrs.
The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. They encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD (autism spectrum disorder) risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms of ASD.
Eligibility:  for faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
They encourage PIs new to autism research to apply.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: Sept. 7, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:  Sept. 14, 2018 via proposal central
https://www.sfari.org/grant/pilot-awards-request-for-applications/

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

Dystonia

 

 

Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Research Grant
Up to $150,000
To fund 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 requirement
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline:   Aug. 24, 2018
Full proposal deadline:  Aug. 31, 2018
http://www.blepharospasm.org/research-request.html

 

 

 

 

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: Sept. 15, 2018
Full proposal deadlines:  Sept. 22, 2018
https://www.aesnet.org/research/funding for established investigators/seed_grant_program

 

 

 

 

 

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: 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): 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


 

 

 

Spinal cord and spine research

 

 

 

 

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: Oct. 24, 2018
Full proposal deadline:  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

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation
Grants up to $50K for 1 year
Conference or symposia grants up to $15K
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver) in institutions in the US or Canada.
No citizenship restriction- but PIs must provide verification of current US or Canadian Visa.
Topics: spinal cord injury and disease.
Types of projects: Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education; Professional Development and Education; Research Utilization and Dissemination; Assistive Technology; Consumer guides, and Conferences and Symposia.
PVA's Education and Training Foundation is focused on funding educational projects that benefit and serve individuals with SCI/D, their families and caregivers
Timeline:
The sponsor strongly encourages applicants to begin their online applications by Oct. 1, 2018*
*this will help the sponsor plan for the review process.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline:  Nov. 26, 2018
Full proposal Deadline:  Dec. 3, 2018 via https://pva.aibs.org/
https://www.pva.org/education-foundation
Download a PDF file of the guidelines


 

 

Suicide prevention

 

 

All AFSP research grants are designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, social work, and many others.

 

American Society for Suicide Prevention
Focus Grants Up to $500,000 per year for up to three years.
-Short-term Risk Grant
To develop identification and/or intervention strategies for short-term suicide risk that can be implemented in clinical settings.
-Blue Sky Research Grant
Supports an innovative, impactful study in an area of suicide research that will achieve significant goals. This mechanism is intended for studies that, by their very nature, are clearly beyond the financial scope of our Innovation Grants.
Eligibility: 
faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Letter of intent (required) deadline:  Aug. 1, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: Nov. 30, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:  Dec. 7, 2018
Grant program overview:
https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/
RFP:
https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/the-focus-grants/

 

 

American Society for Suicide Prevention
-Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants up to $125K/yr over 2 years 
Eligibility: Assoc. prof. or higher with PI eligibility and CE Assoc. Prof. or higher (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver) with an established record of research.
-Standard Research Innovation Grants up to $100,000 over 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
-Pilot Innovation Grants up to $30K over 1 to 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Nov. 11, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:  Nov. 18, 2018
https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/

 

 

American Society for Suicide Prevention
-Young Investigator Innovation Grant
up to $90K over 2 years.  ($5K per year must be allocated to the PI’s mentor-an established suicide researcher)
Eligibility:  Assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver) 
and Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research (i.e., research assoc.) (see other funding restrictions)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Nov. 11, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:  Nov. 18, 2018
https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/

 

 

American Society for Suicide Prevention
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grants
up to $112K over 2 years
Eligibility:  Grants awarded to 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.
Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research (i.e., research assoc.)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Nov. 11, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline:  Nov. 18, 2018
https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/
Institutional representative: even though this does not require Debra Porzio's signature, applications must go through Debra in the RMG Fellowship office per the proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

 

 

 

Vision research

 

 


Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
The Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research 
Amount of funding: The recipient will receive a total of $500,000: $100,000 prize to award recipient; $400,000 grant to support award recipient's research at a U.S. university. 
This award is intended to reward one individual who has made, and is continuing to make, significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research. 
See application for full details on eligibility criteria for nominee and nominee's institution.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline:  Sept. 21, 2018
Deadline: Sept. 28, 2018
http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-argyros-vision-program-information

 

 

 

Bright Focus Foundation
Macular Degeneration Research Program 
Standard Grant
up to $200,000 over 2 years
Eligibility:  faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Letter of intent (required) deadline: July 26, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal, please alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline:  Oct. 9, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Oct. 16, 2018
FYI-re: sponsor’s website: 
This sponsor does not have downloadable RFP for each of their programs so you have to check for eligibility, for example, on the FAQs webpage, terms and conditions on a separate page, etc..
Grant overview (amount of funding, types of grant)
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/types-grants
Deadlines
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/deadlines-guidelines
Eligibility for the standard RFP can be found on the FAQ webpage:
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/frequently-asked-questions#adr
How to apply (via their portal):
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/apply-for-grant

 

 

Bright Focus Foundation
National Glaucoma Research Program
Standard Grant
up to $200,000 over 2 years
Eligibility:  faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline:  Nov. 1, 2018
Deadline:   Nov. 9, 2018
*Institutional representative for all PIs (including postdocs):  RPM in RMG (RPM dept. assignment webpage >>)
FYI-re: sponsor’s website: 
This sponsor does not have downloadable RFP for each of their programs so you have to check for eligibility, for example, on the FAQs webpage, terms and conditions on a separate page, etc..
Grant overview (amount of funding, types of grant)
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/types-grants
Deadlines
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/deadlines-guidelines
Eligibility for the standard RFP can be found on the FAQ webpage:
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/frequently-asked-questions#adr
How to apply (via their portal):
http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/apply-for-grant

 

 

 

 

National science foundation

 

 

NSF PD 15-1699 Cognitive Neuroscience 
This program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions.The program also intends to foster projects that integrate perspectives across disciplines, e.g., from the cognitive sciences, psychology, developmental sciences, biology, computer science, engineering, education, anthropology, physics, mathematics and statistics. 
Proposals focused on behavioral, clinical or molecular mechanisms will not be considered for this program.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility 
Deadlines:   Aug. 13, 2018 and Feb. 11, 2019 
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316

 

 

NSF 18-501: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS): Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function
Participating institutions:
NSF multiple directorates
NIH: NINDS, NIMH, NIDA, NEI, NIDCD, NIBIB, NIAAA, NCCIH, NIA
Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
French National Research Agency
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Purpose: 
To support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. 
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility
Note: an investigator may participate as PI or Co-PI in no more than two proposals per review cycle. 
Amount of funding and types of proposals: Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:
-Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects (range from $100K to $250K direct costs per year for 3-5 years)
-Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. (will be scaled according to the needs of the project and will range from approximately $25,000 to $100,000 in cumulative award size for a one- to three-year project.
Deadline:   Nov. 27, 2018
Program announcement:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18501/nsf18501.htm

 

 

 

National institute of health (NIH)

 

 

 

 

NIH search tool

 

 


NIH Search tool webpage:

You can enter “neuroscience, brain institute” keywords, for example, or choose an institute in the “issuing organization” (i.e., NINDS) in the drop down menu. The search results are in a table format with detailed lists of FOAs and links to program announcements.


https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/search_guide.htm


 

NIH NINDS Investigator-initiated Funding opportunities


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

Note: PIs are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with the scientific program officials listed in each program announcement.

 

NINDS Exploratory Neuroscience Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PA-18-358
Standard R21 deadlines:  Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16
Standard AIDS-related deadlines:  May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2021
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-358.html


NINDS Promoting Research in Basic Neuroscience (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAS-18-483
While fundamental basic research often generates insights relevant to disorders of the nervous system, this FOA is not intended to stimulate research that is explicitly disease-related.
Standard R01 deadlines:  Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date:  Jan. 8, 2021
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-18-483.html


NINDS Program Project Grant (P01-Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-18-421

Standard P01 deadlines:  Jan. 25, May 25, Sept. 25
Standard AIDS-related deadlines:  May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2021
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-421.html


NINDS Exploratory Clinical Trials (U01-Clinical Trial Required) PAR-18-420

Standard U01 deadlines:  Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2020
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-420.html



NINDS Efficacy Clinical Trials (U01-Clinical Trial Required) PAR-18-422

Standard U01 deadlines:  Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2021
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-422.html

 

 

 

NIH NINDS K Career development awards

 

 

 

 



NIH NINDS Ko1 Award for faculty to promote diversity

 




NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01-Clinical Trial Required) (PAR-18-486)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and are in the first 3 years of a faculty tenure track or equivalent position at the time of award.
Eligibility: Stanford assistant professors with PI eligibility
Citizenship: By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).
Standard K award deadlines: Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2021
Program announcement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-486.html


NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01-Independent Clinical Trial Not Allow) (PAR-18-490)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and are in the first 3 years of a faculty tenure track or equivalent position at the time of award.
Eligibility: Stanford assistant professors with PI eligibility
Citizenship: By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).
Standard K award deadlines: Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2021
Program announcement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-490.html

 

 

NIH NINDS Ko1 Award for Postdocs



NINDS Postdoctoral Mentored Career Development Award (K01 Clinical Trial Required) (PAR-18-685)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Candidates are encouraged to apply for support from this NINDS K01 any time between the second through fourth year of cumulative mentored postdoctoral research experience, and may be supported by this NINDS K01 within the first 6 years of cumulative postdoctoral research experience. The NINDS K01 is intended only for candidates with a research doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) or candidates who have a clinical doctorate but will not have a license to practice clinically for the duration of the K01 award.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development.
Citizenship: By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).
Application Receipt Date(s): Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12
Guidelines:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-685.html
Institutional representative-SoM PIs: please alert your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG) asap about your plans to submit a proposal so he/she can begin to build your budget, and assist with other aspects of your application, etc.


NINDS Postdoctoral Mentored Career Development Award (K01 No Independent Clinical Trial Allowed) (PAR-18-686)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Candidates are encouraged to apply for support from this NINDS K01 any time between the second through fourth year of cumulative mentored postdoctoral research experience, and may be supported by this NINDS K01 within the first 6 years of cumulative postdoctoral research experience. The NINDS K01 is intended only for candidates with a research doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) or candidates who have a clinical doctorate but will not have a license to practice clinically for the duration of the K01 award.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.
Citizenship: By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).
Application Receipt Date(s): Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12
Guidelines:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-686.html
Institutional representative-SoM PIs: please alert your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG) asap about your plans to submit a proposal so he/she can begin to build your budget, and assist with other aspects of your application, etc.

 

 

NIH NINDS brain initiative K99/R00 Postdoc-to-faculty transition award


 

BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Clinical Trial Required) (PAR-18-813) 
NINDS, NCCIH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCD, NIMH, ORWH  
Purpose: to enhance workforce diversity in the neuroscience workforce and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators from diverse* backgrounds in BRAIN Initiative research areas. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.
*See the "Enhancing Diversity" section under eligibility.
K99/R00 applicants for this specific FOA must have no more than 5 years of postdoctoral research experience as of the relevant application due date regardless of whether it is a new or resubmission application. Individuals must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions to be eligible to apply to the K99/R00 program. If an applicant achieves independence (i.e., any faculty or non-mentored research position) before a K99 award is made, neither the K99 award, nor the R00 award, will be issued
Citizenship: By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): The first due date is August 1, 2018
... then Standard K award deadlines: Oct. 16, 2018, Feb. 12, 2019, June 12, 2019, Oct. 12, 2019, etc.
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Program announcement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-813.html
Institutional representative-SoM PIs: please alert your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG) asap about your plans to submit a proposal so he/she can begin to build your budget, and assist with other aspects of your application, etc.

 

BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PAR-18-814) 
NINDS, NCCIH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCD, NIMH, ORWH  
See above purpose, eligibility and citizenship.
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): The first due date is August 1, 2018
... then Standard K award deadlines: Oct. 16, 2018, Feb. 12, 2019, June 12, 2019, Oct. 12, 2019, etc.
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Program announcement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-814.html
Institutional representative-SoM PIs: please alert your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG) asap about your plans to submit a proposal so he/she can begin to build your budget, and assist with other aspects of your application, etc.

 




NIH NINDS K22 Postdoc-to-faculty transition award to promote diversity



NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22- Clinical Trial Required) (PAR-18-468)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
This opportunity provides postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups with strong training in neuroscience with the resources and tools that will help facilitate a transition to a stable and productive independent research position. Individuals are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D., Ph.D./M.D. or equivalent) and between 2 and 5 years of postdoctoral prior research training at the time of application.
This FOA supports hypothesis-driven mechanistic clinical trial studies in basic and/or translational discovery research in healthy human subjects and in the pathobiology, pathophysiology, and neuropathology of neurological disorders.
Standard K award Deadlines: Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date:  Jan. 8, 2021
Program annnouncement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-468.html
 

NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22) -No independent Clinical Trials Allowed (PAR-18-469)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
This opportunity provides postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups with strong training in neuroscience with the resources and tools that will help facilitate a transition to a stable and productive independent research position. Individuals are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D., Ph.D./M.D. or equivalent) and between 2 and 5 years of postdoctoral prior research training at the time of application.
This FOA is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.
Standard K award Deadlines: Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date:  Jan. 8, 2021
Program annnouncement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-469.html

 

 

 

 

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 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
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
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 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, 2018
http://gruber.yale.edu/neuroscience-prize-nomination-criteria
Institutional representative (RMG or OSR): not applicable because this is a prize and not a grant.

 

 

Epilepsy Foundation
SUDEP Biomarker Challenge Prize-the Fourth Challenge-
Remaining Milestone 3
Amount of the award:  at least $800,000
There are few interventions that reliably predict and prevent SUDEP in people with epilepsy. Therefore, the Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute desires the development of clinically relevant, specific, and sensitive biomarkers of SUDEP and near-SUDEP to facilitate the development of a therapeutic intervention for people at high risk for SUDEP or life threatening seizures.
Milestone 3 requires results that demonstrate the predictive efficacy of the biomarker(s).
Submission deadlines: Milestone 3 is a race to the finish and submissions will be accepted between October 17, 2017, and October 10, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed as they are received, and, at the discretion of the SUDEP Institute, the first submission that meets all challenge criteria will be awarded the prize. The SUDEP Institute intends to make a final award of at least $800,000 for successful completion of Milestone 3.
Overview
https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/our-programs/sudep-institute/sudep-challenge-initiative
Milestone 3 webpage:
https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933784

 

 

 

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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