Brain Research Foundation Funding Opportunities
Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
The Brain Research Foundation has invited 29 US institutions to nominate faculty to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program. Invited institutions outside of Illinois may submit up to 2 LOI’s per institution. Invited Illinois institutions may submit up to 4 LOI’s.
The Brain 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. Click here to read about current and past research projects we've helped support.
Scientific Innovations Award
Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.
This funding opportunity is for projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings in a very short timeframe. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.