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
Applications are now closed for Letters of Intent for the second round of Big Ideas, and review of the submitted letters is underway.
Big Ideas Award Announcements
Round 1, Phase 2 - Three Funded Projects
Round 1, Phase 1 - Seven Funded Projects