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Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program

Internal Due Date: Coordinator: Holly Sommers

Foundation Due Date: Due early January

Number of Applications: 2


The Brain Research Foundation has invited Emory University to nominate 2 faculty members to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2015 Seed Grant Program. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for NIH grant or other external funding sources.

To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience. The grant period is for two years in the amount of $80,000 direct costs. Grant payment is $40,000 per year.  The support focus is for new research projects of the highest merit.

For full information, please see the website noted above.


Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. [It is very helpful if the abstract and biosketch can be combined into a single PDF with the abstract first.] Please put Brain Research Foundation – Candidate Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.