Neuroscience Investigator Awards

NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator awards in neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted. Applicants need not be working in areas related to stem cells.

The award provides $1.5M USD over 5 years and is open to researchers based at accredited academic institutions and nonprofit research institutions from throughout the world.

To be eligible, candidates must:
• Have completed one or more of the following degrees: MD, PhD, DPhil
• Be within 5 years of starting a faculty (professorship) or comparable position on June 1, 2016
• Have demonstrated ability to independently supervise staff and research
• Have a publication record containing articles that are innovative and high impact

All applications must be submitted through NYSCF’s online grant management system. To create an account and submit your application, please visit:

The 2016 RFA will be released in late December.

View last year’s Neuroscience Investigator RFA

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