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The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences

Funding Sponsor: 
The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund
Funding Deadline: 
February 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has announced the opening of its 2018 competition for research fellowships in the neurosciences. Previously known as the Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences, the awards are presented to highly promising early-career engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Several areas within the neurosciences are of particular interest:

  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience—Studies of the mechanisms of neuronal excitability and development, and of the genetic basis of behavior.
  • Neural systems—Studies of the integrative function of the nervous system.
  • Translational research—Studies designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and our understanding of the causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Payable over three years, the $225,000 award may be used for salary support, research assistants, equipment, or any other purpose that promotes the scientific activities of the fellow.

To be eligible, investigators must hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have completed all their research training, including postdoctoral training. In addition, the applicant must be an independent investigator within four years (between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2018) of receiving his/her first tenure-track appointment at a university or medical institution.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Klingenstein Fund website.Link to Complete RFP