To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences
From: Nick Novak, Graduate School
Date: October 4, 2013
Subject: Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on October 18, 2013; Deadline for internal competition is October 28, 2013.
The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. The goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement. The support focus is for new research projects of the highest scientific merit.
The grant period is for one year in the amount of $50,000 (direct costs).
Allowable costs under this award:
100% of these Seed Grant funds must be utilized for direct costs.
These costs may include: Purchase and care of laboratory animals; Small pieces of laboratory equipment, totaling $5,000 or less; Laboratory supplies; Salary for scientific (including postdoctoral fellows) and technical staff (including laboratory technicians)
Costs not permitted: Facilities and administrative costs; Salary recovery for the PI; Domestic and foreign travel; Conference or seminar fees; Personal computers, computer hardware or software; Large laboratory equipment; Tuition reimbursement
To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience. The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit is limited to two.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "BRF-Seed" by October 18, 2013 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your e-mail message:
Applications for internal competition: Send your pdf application for internal competition to email@example.com with subject line "BRF-Seed" by October 28, 2013. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
For the projects selected, a letter of intent must be submitted electronically. Letters of intent are due by January 8, 2014 at 4 pm CST.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Nick Novak (608) 265-4868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org