Brain & Behavior Research Foundation – 2024 Distinguished Investigator Grant


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Date 05.12.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim: The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is the world’s largest private funder of mental health research grants. BBRF awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness.
BBRF funds the most innovative ideas in neuroscience and psychiatry to better understand the causes and develop new ways to effectively treat brain and behavior disorders. These illnesses include addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia, as well as research in suicide prevention. BBRF’s Distinguished Investigator Grant program supports basic and/or clinical investigators and is designed to stimulate the development of key personnel and resources, to facilitate the rapid initiation of research in innovative areas, and to enable investigators to create unique scientific opportunities.
Trans-diagnostic designs involving several disorders are welcome. Some disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are supported by BBRF but only if primary psychiatric disorders listed above are included in the research design and the proposal emphasizes the work’s impact on our understanding of brain and behavior disorders.

Duration:        1 year

Funding:         $ 100,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be a full professor (or equivalent), and maintain peer reviewed competitively funded scientific programs.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online and must include the following: face sheet, description of the project, list of key personnel (incl. PI), budget, list of other funding sources, and description of lab resources and environment.  

Application Deadline: 05 December 2023 (11:59 pm EST)

Further information
  • More information about the program and its requirements 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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