The programs support research in the neurosciences. Applications may request up to $50,000 (funds depend on the specific program). Principal investigators must be faculty members (with or without tenure) within the neuroscience community at the University of Rochester. PIs must also be members of the Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience. A short membership application is available on the Del Monte website or by clicking here.
Applications are now closed.
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Applications will be submitted online, with a short informational online page and a single pdf application file.
- Title, submitting PI information, co-PI information
- List of major collaborators (past 3 years)
- Technical abstract (300 words): This will be used to assign reviewers, and should include overall goal, specific aims, and techniques used.
- Lay abstract (300 words): this will be used to convey information to the public, and should be easily understandable to the non-scientist. This will be public, and so should not contain proprietary information.
The written application is modeled after a short NIH research proposal (e.g. R03, R21), and should include:
- Cover letter with title, investigators, and description that indicates how the SPIN, MF, RCADR, DMINRPFP or FDMF mechanism would extend research objectives that will lead to a competitive extramural grant application [one page limit]. You may indicate more than one choice if relevant.
- Select which program(s) you are applying for: SPIN, Mangurian Foundation, Del Monte, or Del Monte Friends.
- Research description (limited to 6 pages) including Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Preliminary Studies, Research Design and Methods.
- Supporting materials (Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, and Literature Cited) can follow on additional pages.
- Budget (detailed, not modular) with justification (faculty salary support is specifically excluded).
- Bio-sketches of all Co-Investigators and key personnel.
- Other Support
- Resources and Environment
Review criteria will include but are not limited to:
- The likelihood of a subsequently successful application for extramural support (e.g. new NIH RO1).
- The significance and innovation of the proposed project.
- The relevance of the project to the strategic plan of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience.
- Where relevant, the interdisciplinary/collaborative character of the project (across faculty and laboratories).
Reporting - Following receipt of an award, investigators will be contacted to update their reported data annually for ten years.
The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Applications must be submitted online
Open Date (Earliest Submission Date) is September 15, 2023.
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Address all questions about applications to: Ian_Dickerson@urmc.rochester.edu
An internal review committee will work with a panel of independent external reviewers to determine the most competitive projects for support. The Program is administered through the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience.
Funding is scheduled to begin March 1, 2024. Funds are available for a maximum of a one-year term.