Cross-disciplinary teams transforming our understanding of the brain
Big Ideas are the Neurosciences Institute's flagship research projects. The current phase 2 Initiatives were selected after rigorous review of 7, two-year phase 1 projects. These three outstanding teams receive enhanced funding support for up to 5 years. Each initiative represents a big idea that could have a large impact on how we understand the brain, is driven by a highly interdisciplinary team, and has demonstrated success and progress in phase 1.
Our goal is to incentivize cross-disciplinary teams working on important neuroscience and to keep the Big Ideas program alive and evolving. The Institute will offer another round of phase 1 funding in 2018.
Applying for Big Ideas Grants
Stanford Neurosciences Institute is requesting Letters of Intent for a second round of Big Ideas. Letters of intent must be submitted online before 5:00 pm PST on March 12, 2018.
Big Ideas Award Announcements
Round 1, Phase 2 - Three Funded Projects
Round 1, Phase 1 - Seven Funded Projects