Brain & Behavior Research Foundation - 2023 Young Investigator Grant 5


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Date 23.03.2023
Category Call for proposal
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 BBRF 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:       $35,000/year

Eligibility: Applicant must hold a doctoral level 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 and assistant professors (or equivalent). The applicant must have an on-site mentor /senior collaborator who is an established investigator in areas relevant to psychiatric disorders. They may apply up to twice for this award and may not hold this award more than two times. Only one principal investigator is allowed per application.

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. For assistance with the budget, or for the institutional signature, please contact the Research Office.

Application Deadline: 23 March 2023 (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.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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