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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 equitableinclusive lab environmentS. 

Mục đích

We are interested in proposals that address the biological mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Điều này includes proposals that provtôide mechanistic insights thành neurological functions at the synaptic, cellular, molecular, genetic or behavioral level across different species, including humansvertebrate and invertebrate model organisms. Một mới additional area of interest is the contribution of the environment to brain disorders. We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate new approachestrong those that provide potential paths for therapeutic interventions. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.  

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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.  

Đủ điều kiện

Applicants for the McKnight NBD Award must be independent investigators at not-for-profit research institutionS in the United States, and must hold a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, hoặc là 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 của chúng 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 để áp dụng. 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. 

Lựa chọn

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 Gửi đi 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 sẽ begin on August 1, 2024. 

Đăng kí

Quá trình đăng ký là trực tuyến. Bấm vào đây để truy cập biểu mẫu LOI Giai đoạn Một. Một điều tra viên (người liên hệ chính cho đề xuất) phải thiết lập một tài khoản, và sau đó hoàn thành một biểu mặt trực tuyến. Bản thân LOI bao gồm một mô tả dự án lên đến 2 trang bao gồm các số liệu và thư mục, và NIH-format biosketches for each PI, tất cả được tải lên dưới dạng một tệp PDF duy nhất. Tuân theo quy tắc định dạng đề xuất cấp NIH cho phông chữ và lề. 

Những người vào vòng chung kết sẽ được mời qua email để gửi một đề xuất đầy đủ. Ứng viên có thể nộp đơn nhiều hơn một lần.  

Please contact Joel Krogstad at jkrogstad@mcknight.org với bất kỳ câu hỏi. 


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