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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
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
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.  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 2014
 

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

 

CNS-Pilot Neuroscience Innovation Awards ($30K total: $20,000 from CNS)

PI: Thomas C. Evans, PhD

Title: “Novel noncoding RNAs of the Sm family in the CNS: Potential supressors and mediators of CNS disorders”

PI: Yogendra Raol, PhD

Title: “TRPV1 channel: A potential therapeutic target to treat early-life seizures”

PI: Michele Yang, MD

Title: "Motor neuron disease mechanisms and therapy development using zebrafish as a model system"

CNS Collaborative Research Awards ($80K total; $54,000 from CNS)

PI: Gidon Felsen, PhD

Title: "Neurophysiology of Parkinson's disease: From mouse to man"

For a list of awardees in 2012 & 2013, please click here.