Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

Whitehall Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program


Deadline: A letter of intent is the required first step with 3 annual deadlines: Jan 15, April 15 and Oct 1

Amount: Up to $30,000 for one year

Purpose

The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. 

This award is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity.  

The applicant must meet all three of the following eligibility requirements in order to participate in the application process:

  1. Appropriate title - must be an Assistant Professor (or higher). If the institution does not use this title, a letter from the department chair confirming the applicant’s eligibility is required.
  2. Status - must hold Principal Investigator status.
  3. Independent - must be considered an “independent investigator” with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.

Application dates

More Info: http://www.whitehall.org/applying/