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Big Ideas 2018 Call for Letters of Intent

Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Big Ideas
Funding Sponsor: 
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Contact Email: 
Tanya Raschke <>
Funding Deadline: 
March 12, 2018 - 5:00 pm

The Stanford Neurosciences Institute is requesting Letters of Intent for a second round of Big Ideas: Transformative research initiatives in the brain sciences. The Institute is dedicated to stimulating and supporting interdisciplinary efforts that advance neuroscience research and education. Our projects promote health, new technologies and basic discoveries. This request invites submissions that combine neuroscience with other areas of disciplinary strength at Stanford, including 1) engineering and the quantitative sciences, 2) chemical and molecular biology, and 3) the social sciences, humanities and professional schools of education, law and business. 

The Institute will select a subset of the submissions to receive a planning budget ($4,000) to support the development of a full proposal. The planning budget may be used for retreats, dinners, small honoraria, bringing in outside experts, or small incidental costs. Full proposals, selected by the Stanford Neurosciences Institute leadership in consultation with other experts, will be funded for a first phase of two years.