· Internal Submission
Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
· Funding Organization's
Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018
· Award Cycle: 2018
· Discipline/Subject Area: Neuroscience Research
· Eligibility: Full-time Assistant or
Associate Professor working in the area of brain function
Research Foundation has invited eligible US institutions
to nominate one faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor) to
submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant
Research Foundation’s Annual Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of our
program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects
in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural
funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other
outside funding sources.
Objectives: The objective of the BRF Seed
Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects,
especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new
research directions. BRF Seed Grant awards are
not intended to supplement existing grants.
Funding and award period: Each total grant is limited to
$80,000 (direct costs) for a two year
grant period. The first grant payment of $40,000 will be made upon completion of the Seed Grant
Acceptance Form (June 2018). The final payment of $40,000 will be made contingent upon receipt of a
Preliminary Progress and Financial Report (June 2019). Funds must be utilized within the grant period.
Funding is to be directed at pilot research projects that are
both innovative and will likely lead to successful grant
applications to NIH and other public and private funding
Assistant Professor – Junior faculty with a new research project
that will generate pilot data that will lead to RO1 funding or a
comparable outside grant will be first priority. Must provide
abstract and specific aims for current grants and indicate if
there is any overlap.
Professor – Faculty who are pursuing new research
directions. Must explain how the project is a new research
direction. Must provide abstract and specific aims for current
grant(s) and indicate if there is any overlap.
new technique is not considered a new
direction unless it pertains to a different area of study.
Grants are NOT to be used for bridge
funding between grants.
following components are required for the internal downselect process,submitted
as a single collated PDF document:
summary of program project (2 page maximum, 10 pt. font minimum)
of current grants (include abstracts, specific aims, and indicate
if there is any overlap)
Biographical sketch (using current NIH format) with other support
page (5 page maximum)
The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations
(CFR) is the designated institutional contact responsible for
communicating with the Foundation and is collaborating with
Limited Submissions on the internal downselect
process. Questions concerning the application process and
other foundation-related questions should be directed to Eric Reinhard, Associate Director of Foundation
Relations (814-863-4308 or email@example.com)