Neuroscience Investigator Awards

The New York Stem Cell Foundation is soliciting applications from early career investigators 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.

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, 2014
• Have demonstrated ability to independently supervise staff and research
• Have a publication record containing articles that are innovative and high impact

There is a new online grants submission process this year. All applications MUST be submitted through the online system. Click here to register and apply!

Applications are due on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern.

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