Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP

  • Eligibility: Full Time Associate or Full Professor at UConn/UConn health, working in studies of brain function in health and disease. Current NIH or other peer-reviewed funding preferred; evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. Must be a new research project not funded by other sources. Cannot be used as bridge funding.
  • Keywords: Normal human brain development; specifically identified disease states; molecular neuroscience; clinical neuroscience; studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease.
  • Award Details: $150K (Direct Costs) for two year grant period.
  • Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health
  • Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 4/20/2018 by 9AM
  • Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 5/4/2018 by 12 Noon
  • Sponsor LOI Deadline: 6/22/2018 by 4PM CST
  • Additional information: For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at