Call for proposal

  Tuesday 13 March 2018


Aim: The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the largest non-government, donor-supported organization that distributes funds for psychiatric brain and behavior disorder research. The Foundation’s NARSAD Young Investigator Grant (YI) program enables promising investigators to either extend their research fellowship training or to begin careers as independent research faculty. The program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities and supports basic, as well as translational and/or clinical investigators. All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia; bipolar; mood and anxiety disorders; or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
Duration: 1-2 years
Funding: USD $35’000/year
The foundation allows considerable flexibility in the use of funds: equipment, stipends, etc. are all acceptable as long as the support is in service of the NARSAD YI Grant research project.
Eligibility: Applicant must hold a doctorate degree and already be employed in research training or be in a faculty research position. The YI Grant is intended to support advanced post-doctoral fellows, instructors, or assistant professors (or equivalent). The applicant must have an on-site mentor or senior collaborator who is an established investigator in areas relevant to psychiatric disorders.
How to Apply: Applications are submitted online and must include the following sections in a single PDF: face sheet, abstract, C.V., proposal, research training/career plans, budget, mentor support letter, mentor C.V., references, collaborator letter, and institutional assurance letter.
Application Deadline: 13 March 2018 (11:59 pm EST)
Further information
  • If EPFL will serve as the host institution, contact the Research Office to request an institutional support letter.
  • More information about the program is available here.
  • The application portal can be found here.
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office.

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