BBRF Young Investigator Grants

BBRF Young Investigator Grants

BBRF Young Investigator Grants cover a broad spectrum of mental illnesses and serve as catalysts for additional funding, providing researchers with “proof of concept” for their work.

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About BBRF Young Investigator Grants

BBRF Young Investigator Grants provide each scientist with up to $35,000 per year for two years totaling $70,000 to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awarded the first Young Investigator Grant in 1987. The goal of the YI program is to help researchers launch careers in neuroscience and psychiatry and gather pilot data to apply for larger federal and university grants. Since 1987, we have awarded more than $243 million in Young Investigator Grants around the world.

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Apply now for the 2020 BBRF Young Investigator Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern

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  • Applications for the 2020 BBRF Young Investigator Grant are now being accepted. Submit your application by Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern.




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