Safadi Pilot Grants

SafadiLogo2.jpgDeadline for Submission: December 1, 2017
Project Period: Maximum 12 months, to commence any time after January 1, 2018

Full time faculty in any track at the University of Chicago are invited to apply for Safadi Pilot Grants, to support the generation of preliminary or exploratory data involving novel multidisciplinary neuroscience collaborations, or to help support fellowship training involving novel multidisciplinary tools and concepts.

Proposals should articulate the novel multidisciplinary collaboration, and disease relevance or collaboration with clinical neuroscience group. Applications are due at midnight, December 1, 2017. Decisions about winning proposals will be made before January 1, 2018, and funding for up to 12 months may be requested to commence any time after that date.

Proposals will be evaluated based on: 

  1. Innovation
  2. Scientific rigor
  3. The uniqueness of opportunity/infrastructure/milieu
  4. Contribution to multidisciplinary program development, specifying what disciplines it proposes to bridge
  5. Potential impact on clinical neuroscience translation or disease applications
  6. Future directions (ie how pilot data will be used for future project application; or how would fellowship support will be leveraged in future career development in multidisciplinary perspective).

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