Over the next several years, the FAS Research Development group will track and disseminate all funding opportunities related to the BRAIN InitiativeThese funding opportunities will be sent to a targeted list of faculty. That list includes faculty affiliates of the Center for Brain Science (CBS) and the Mind Brain Behavior (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Center for Brain Science. All opportunities will be archived and recipients may unsubscribe at any time. For additional Research Development support (finding funding, proposal development resources, etc.), please visit the Research Development website.
Funding Opportunity
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (requested): March 14, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: April 14, 2017
OSP Deadline: April 7, 2017 
Award Information: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses (up to $50,000 per year toward the research development costs of the award recipient)The total project period may not exceed 2 years. The BRAIN Initiative intends to fund an estimate of 7 awards, corresponding to a total of $2M, for FY 2017.
This funding opportunity announcement invites applications for mentored career enhancement (K18) awards in research areas that are highly relevant to the NIH BRAIN Initiative. This career enhancement program will support development of research capability for the BRAIN Initiative, with specific emphasis on cross-training independent investigators in a substantively different area of neuroscience, neuroethics, or in a quantitative and physical discipline (e.g., physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, mathematics); and vice versa, cross-training independent investigators trained in a quantitative or physical discipline proposing to gain in-depth training in a high-priority area of neuroscience. The research project conducted under this K18 should enhance the candidate's ability to significantly contribute to or lead projects that investigate questions central to the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Eligible candidates are independent investigators at any faculty rank or level. By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. 

Candidates must commit a minimum of 3 person-months of full-time professional effort over the duration of the project period, regardless of whether the effort is expended consistently throughout the academic or calendar year, be focused during the summer months, or be split over two summers. Since the depth of knowledge that is to be acquired is considerable, 6 person-months (or more) of full-time professional effort over the course of the project period is encouraged.   

Additional Information
Questions about this newsletter or proposal submission may be directed to:

Jennifer Corby
Research Development Officer
jcorby@fas.harvard.edu | 617-495-1590

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