McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Invites Proposals for 2014 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards

 

Posted on February 15, 2013

Deadline: April 1, 2013

McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Invites Proposals for 2014 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards

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 that end, the fund assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.

The McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award supports programs that address mechanisms of memory or cognition at the synaptic, cellular, or behavioral level in animals and humans. Each year, up to four awards are given. Awards provide $100,000 a year for three years. Funds may be used for a variety of research activities but not the recipient's salary.

Priority will be given to proposals that incorporate fundamentally new approaches, as well as those that involve human experimentation. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.

Investigators who are citizens of the United States or lawful permanent residents conducting research at institutions in the U.S. are invited to apply. Applicants must be in tenured or tenure-track faculty positions; research faculty in annually renewable positions are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility and application guidelines are available at the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience website.