Limited Submission Programs - Brain Research Foundation: Scientific Innovations Award

Summary of Opportunity
Brain Research Foundation: Scientific Innovations Award [PDF]
OSP Deadline

09/26/14 - OSP for Review/Endorsement

Funding Agency Deadline

07/01/14 - Letter of Intent (Required)

10/01/14 by 4:00 p.m. CST (Full proposal)

Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

The objective of the program is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.


Must be a full-time associate professor/full professor working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease.

Please note: research associate professors/research professors are not eligible for this award.

Applicable Field(s)


Number of Nominees Allowed One (1) nomination per institution
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014.

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance Dr. Kristen Harris, College of Natural Sciences
Posting Date 04/08/14