|Opportunity Name||Neuroscience Collaboration Proposals|
|Agency||The Simons Foundation|
|Value||$5,000,000 – $12,000,000/year|
|Indirect Costs||Eligible at 20%|
|Vision statement due to SIRI for full review||02-22-2023|
|Vision statement and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for mandatory review||03-01-2023|
|Final vision statement and fully signed ORS checklist due to SIRI for mandatory review||03-06-2023|
|Vision statement due at agency||03-08-2023 by 12:00 PM (noon)|
Full proposals (by invitation only)
|Full proposals due at agency||September 2023|
|Selection of proposals to proceed to workshops||December 2023|
|Workshops||January – September 2024|
|Notice of award||November 2024|
The proposed collaborations should drive cutting-edge idea-generating research that focuses on basic principles of brain function. The foundation is particularly interested in research overlooked or deemed too risky by other funding organizations.
Researchers with an idea for any such innovative collaboration should submit a vision statement by March 8, 2023. Such submissions should outline the big idea and related hypotheses the proposed collaboration will address, including high-level overviews of the methods and approaches that will be used.
The foundation will prioritize cross-disciplinary collaborations integrating many levels of analysis, methodologies, ways of thinking and scientific communities. The collaborations should encourage conversations within and across fields while bringing together diverse groups of researchers to investigate important questions about the basic principles of brain function.
All investigators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent (eligible for receiving grant funding) at a college, university, medical school or other research facility. In addition, eligible applicants must have independent research space at their institution.
Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.
How to Apply
All researchers should notify both their Faculty research offices and SIRI (email@example.com) as soon as possible about their intention to apply. Doing so will ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.
All researchers planning to submit a Vision Statement to the Simons Foundation are required to submit an ORS Checklist by March 6, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.