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Applications Open: 2024 Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Award

LOIs for the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Award are due Monday, November 6, 2023 (last time zone on earth).

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Award (NBD Award) assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders, and who demonstrate a commitment to equitable तथा inclusive lab environmentरों. 


We are interested in proposals that address the biological mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric disorders. इस includes proposals that provमैंde mechanistic insights जांच neurological functions at the synaptic, cellular, molecular, genetic or behavioral level across different species, including humans तथा vertebrate and invertebrate model organisms. एक नया additional area of interest is the contribution of the environment to brain disorders. We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate new approaches तथा में those that provide potential paths for therapeutic interventions. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.  

मस्तिष्क विकारों में पर्यावरणीय योगदान

Early-life environmental stress is a powerful disposing factor for later neurological and psychiatric disorders. Studies show communities of color are at higher risk for these stressors, which range from environmental (e.g. climate, nutrition, exposure to chemicals, pollution) to social (e.g. family, education, housing, poverty). From a clinical perspective, understanding how environmental factors contribute to brain disease is essential for developing effective therapies.  


Applicants for the McKnight NBD Award must be independent investigators at not-for-profit research institutionरों in the United States, and must hold a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, या Professor. Those holding other titles such as Research Professor, Adjunct Professor, Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible. If the host institution does not use professorial titles, a letter from a senior institutional official (e.g. Dean or Director of Research) must confirm that the applicant controls जो अपने own dedicated institutional resources, laboratory space, and/or facilities. We are interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity, and we encourage women and members of underrepresented communities लागू करने के लिए। Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities, but not the recipient’s salary. The candidate’s other sources of funding will be considered when selecting awards. A candidate may not hold another award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience that would overlap in time with the Neurobiology of Brain Disorders award. 


There is a two-stage selection process, beginning with a letter of intent (LOI). The selection committee will review the LOIs and invite selected applicants to जमा करें full proposals. Up to four awards are made annually, each providing $100,000 per year for three years. LOIs are due on Monday, November 6, 2023 (last time zone on earth). Full proposals will be due mid-April 2024. The committee will recommend up to four awards to the Board of Directors of the Endowment Fund for final decision. Funding मर्जी begin on August 1, 2024. 

आवेदन पत्र

आवेदन प्रक्रिया ऑनलाइन है। यहां क्लिक करे स्टेज वन एलओआई फॉर्म तक पहुंचने के लिए। एक अन्वेषक (प्रस्ताव के लिए प्राथमिक संपर्क) को एक खाता स्थापित करना होगा, और फिर एक ऑनलाइन फेस शीट को पूरा करना होगा। एलओआई में ही आंकड़े और ग्रंथ सूची सहित 2 पृष्ठों तक का एक परियोजना विवरण होता है, और NIH-format biosketches for each PI, सभी एक पीडीएफ फाइल के रूप में अपलोड किए गए। फोंट और मार्जिन के लिए एनआईएच अनुदान प्रस्ताव स्वरूपण नियमों का पालन करें। 

पूर्ण प्रस्ताव प्रस्तुत करने के लिए फाइनलिस्ट को ईमेल के माध्यम से आमंत्रित किया जाएगा। आवेदक एक से अधिक बार आवेदन कर सकते हैं।  

Please contact Joel Krogstad at jkrogstad@mcknight.org किसी भी प्रश्न के साथ। 


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