Research Management Group (RMG)

The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Translational Stem Cell Research
Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Neuroscience

**Funding opportunities for assistant professors with tenure-track or equivalent * positions within the first 5 years of their faculty appointments as of June 1, 2014).
*Note: the sponsor has approved both our MCL and UTL faculty.
Note: the investigator award in neuroscience proposals need not be related to stem cells.

 

Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Translational Stem Cell Research

Deadline: March 17, 2014, 5 p.m. EST via their online application system
Funding start date: January 1, 2015

Guidelines:
http://nyscf.org/grants/stem-cell-investigator-awards

The New York Stem Cell Foundation requests applications from early career investigators throughout the world to cultivate research that will explore the therapeutic potential of human stem cells. The program is designed to support scientists in the next phase of their career after postdoctoral work. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative science with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells for the treatment of human disease. In addition to providing funding, NYSCF would partner with the investigator to advance translational goals of the research.

Amount of funding: $300,000 direct costs per year x 5 yrs ($1.5 total direct costs over 5 yrs)

Eligibility:

 

Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Neuroscience (proposals need not be related to stem cells)

Deadline:
March 17, 2014, 5 p.m. EST via their online application system
Funding start date: January 1, 2015

Guiidelines :
http://nyscf.org/grants/neuroscience-investigator-awards

NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators from throughout the world for Innovator awards in neuroscience.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.

Amount of funding: $300,000 direct costs per year x 5 yrs ($1.5 total direct costs over 5 yrs)

Eligibility:

 

FAQs Highlights:

http://nyscf.org/grants/investigator-program-faq

Q: Do proposals for the neuroscience investigator awards program really not need to involve stem cells?
A: That is correct. Neuroscience investigator proposals do NOT need to involve stem cells, and preference will not be given whether the project involves stem cells or not.

Q: If unsuccessful, can I reapply in subsequent years?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I apply to both the stem cell investigator awards and the neuroscience investigator awards programs?

A: Yes, but only one of the applications can be funded.

Q: I have been awarded R01 grants and other NIH awards. Am I still eligible?

A: Yes, this award is meant to be a career development award to supplement funding in your laboratory and accelerate the pace of the research.

Q: Does NYSCF recognize and exclude eligible career breaks from the 5 years from independence rule?
A: Yes, NYSCF permits eligible career breaks such as: maternity/paternity leave, military service, etc. You should simply indicate the career break on the cover sheet where you list your faculty appointment dates.

 

Per correspondence with the sponsor about tenure-track or equivalent and our assistant professors with MCL faculty appointments:
"We would like applicants to be tenure track (or equivalent) position, generally, assistant professors fall into this category. With respect to your next question, the MCL appointment seems to meet the requirement of tenure track or equivalent. Of course, should the individual be successful in the application process, they would need to ensure Stanford would be willing and able to provide a letter ensuring he/she has strong institutional commitment, in the form of dedicated laboratory space and have received institutional start up fund package to conduct research."

 


Stanford resources

Institutional representatives
You must be prepared to submit your proposals to your institutional representatives* at least 5-working days** prior to the application receipt deadline.
*Medicine: RPM Assignments by department: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html
*Other schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage:
http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-offices/sponsored-research-osr/pre-award-operations


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.
School of Medicine/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/
DoResearch Shared Facility webpage: http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/shared-facilities

 

The Foundation Relations team in the Medical Center Development office is available to assist faculty in the School of Medicine 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 Michelle Heeseman at (650) 736-8968 Heeseman@stanford.edu, for assistance.

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

 

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