Neuroscience Investigator Awards

The 2020 RFA is now closed.

All applicants will be notified in July.

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 all areas of neuroscience, and NYSCF is committed to supporting the field as broadly as possible through these awards. Applicants need not be working in areas related to stem cells or related areas.

The award provides $1.5M USD over 5 years and is open to researchers based at both national and international accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions.

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, 2020
  • 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 the online grant management system by February 19, 2020 at 5pm Eastern.

Register & Apply

Applicants must submit an Institutional Report Card for Gender Equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Details and FAQ’s can be found here.