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University of Colorado Center for NeuroScience Denver

Center for NeuroSurgery
 

Small Grants Program

Research


The Center for NeuroScience will offer annual pilot/seed grants for investigators in neuroscience. Our collaboration with the CCTSI will allow for a more centralized submission and review process. Acceptance of an award from the center requires contributing funds from faculty home departments.  

Innovation in Translational Neuroscience/Basic Neuroscience
Funding up to $30,000 ($20K from CNS, $10K from department) for one year to support data collection for a novel grant application in translational neuroscience research. 
 
Collaborative Research in Translational Neuroscience/Basic Neuroscience
Funding up to $100,000 ($54K from CNS, $26K from collaborating PIs departments, $20K from CCTSI) for one year to support novel collaborative translational neuroscience research between investigators in clinical and basic research departments or a collaborative project between basic research departments exclusively.  This award mechanism is not designed to support pre-existing collaborative projects. 
 
For additional details and to submit and application, please go to the CCTSI website.
 
NEWLY FUNDED AWARDS FOR 2015
 

Congratulations to the following investigators for receiving pilot awards this year.

 

CNS-Pilot Basic Research Independent Awards ($30K total: $20,000 from CNS)

PI: Lee Niswander, PhD

Title: “Investigating the cellular and molecular roles of the GCN5 ub corticostriatal development and obsessive-compulsive phenotypes”

PI: David Beckham, MD

Title: “Mechanisms of Alpha-synuclein induced restriction of viral infectionss in the central Nervous system”

PI: Santos Franco, PhD

Title: "Novel interactors of the Reelin signaling pathway and their potential roles in healthy brain function and Alzheimer's disease pathology"

CNS Translational Team Science Award ($100K total; $54,000 from CNS, $20K from CCTSI, $26K from Department)

PI: Daniel Lindberg, MD

Title: "Fast MR for young children with traumatic brain injury- A pilot study"

For a list of awardees in 2012-2014, please click here.