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Call for Proposals

The Schmitt Program in Integrative Neuroscience (SPIN), in conjunction with the Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, announces the availability of Pilot and Feasibility awards (up to $50,000 per award) for basic science and translational projects that advance our understanding of both normal and abnormal brain functioning (up to 5 awards available).

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 skill sets and techniques across research laboratories and traditional institutional boundaries. However, individual investigator applications will also be considered. In 2022, 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 34 years, is supported by the Killian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation.

For more information and to download the RFA, click here