NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

NARSAD 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 NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

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 NARSAD 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.

Thank you for applying for a 2019 Young Investigator Grant. The applications are currently under review.


Apply now for the 2019 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:59 PM

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For any questions, please contact [email protected]


  • Thank you for applying for a 2019 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant. All Grant notifications were sent out on August 28, 2019 via email. If you have not yet received a notification please email [email protected]




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