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NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

This grant supports scientists at the advanced post-doctoral or assistant professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $35,000/year, for one or two years (maximum of $70,000).

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NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants

This grant supports scientists at the associate professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $50,000/year, for one or two years (maximum of $100,000).

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NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants

This grant supports scientists at the full professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $100,000 for one year.

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Grants & Prizes

Grant Types

Grant Types

The Foundation awards three types of Grants to researchers at all stages of their careers

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The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two-year awards up to $70,000, or $35,000 per year are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.

WHEN TO APPLY?

January - February*
 

*Applications are currently closed.

GRANT GUIDELINES

Application Guidelines*

*Subject to change

GRANT AMOUNT

Up to $70,000 for two years
Up to $35,000 for one year

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The NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant provides support for investigators during the critical period between the initiation of research and the receipt of sustained funding. A two-year grant up to $100,000 or $50,000 per year is provided to scientists at the associate professor level or equivalent who are clearly independent and have won national competitive support as a principal investigator. Please note that an assistant professor who is a principal investigator on a NIH R01 grant is now eligible for the NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to schizophrenia, major affective disorders, or other serious mental illnesses. The program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities.

WHEN TO APPLY?

November - December*
 

*Applications are currently closed.

GRANT GUIDELINES

Application Guidelines*

*Subject to change

GRANT AMOUNT

Up to $100,000 for two year
Up to $50,000 for one year

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The NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant provides support for experienced investigators (full professor or equivalent) conducting neurobiological and behavioral research. A one-year grant of $100,000 is provided for established scientists pursuing innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological research. Areas of particular interest to the Scientific Council's Selection Committee include patient populations with unique or unusual characteristics and central nervous system developments.

WHEN TO APPLY?

June - July*
 

*Applications are currently closed.

GRANT GUIDELINES

Application Guidelines*

*Subject to change

GRANT AMOUNT

$100,000 for one year
 

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Prizes & Awards

Prizes & Awards

Each year the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation honors Foundation-funded researchers for various achievements.

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The Annual Klerman & Freedman Prizes recognize exceptional clinical and basic research conducted by NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees. The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant program is the hallmark program of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, enabling aspiring young scientists with innovative ideas to garner pilot data and generate “proof of concept” for their work.

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards Outstanding Achievement Prizes to scientists for outstanding research leadership and contributions to mental health research. These annual prizes include:

LIEBER PRIZE FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH

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COLVIN PRIZE FOR MOOD DISORDERS RESEARCH

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RUANE PRIZE FOR CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH

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GOLDMAN-RAKIC PRIZE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH

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MALTZ PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH

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Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health recognizes a physician, scientist or public citizen whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact by improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness and by advancing the understanding of mental health.

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Productive Lives Awards acknowledge the challenges, hope and the capacity for families and individuals to persevere and live productive lives with the help of science, family, friends and compassionate efforts of responsible civic and corporate leadership.

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Scientific Council

Led by Dr. Herbert Pardes, the founding and current President of our Scientific Council, the council reviews and selects the most promising research ideas with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs.