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The awarded funds are intended to enable both new and established investigators to generate preliminary data that will lead to competitive applications for extramural funding. The SPIN program encourages interdisciplinary collaborative approaches to novel research questions that leverage skillsets and techniques across research laboratories and traditional institutional boundaries. However, individual investigator applications will also be considered.

In 2018, SPIN will accomplish its goals through the support of new research projects in the neurosciences and neuromedicine broadly defined, from cognitive and systems to cellular and molecular approaches. Exciting proposals from any branch of neuroscience will be given full consideration.

The SPIN program, which has consistently supported innovative brain research at The University of Rochester for 31 years, is supported by the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation

Download the current Research Funding Announcement for details and application.