Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards seed grants to fund innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in the neurosciences. We seek focused, intense collaborations between 2-3 faculty members piloting a novel idea.
We consider interdisciplinary seed grant research projects to involve at least two independent co-PI's who use different methodologies or approaches and/or work in different disciplines. The collaborators should combine their expertise in an innovative fashion to address important problems in basic and clinical neuroscience. The Neurosciences Institute emphasizes three strategic interfaces between neuroscience and other bastions of disciplinary strength at Stanford: (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.
Seed Grant competitions occur every two years. Awards of $200,000 each ($100,000/year for 2 years) are awarded to 5 research teams.
Applying for Seed Grants
Round two awardees were announced in September 2017. Our next competition will occur in 2019.