ZI Friday Funding Monthly Digest: Celebrating pathways to independence, fellowships, and much more!

V. Zhuravleva and A. Uhimov
July 21, 2023
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Pre-Award and Research Development

July 21, 2023 

News and Updates

Congratulations to our NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award Recipients: Drs. Gulli, Insel, and Pulupa!

Our newest ZI "kangaroos" (K-R00s) are Drs. Roberto Gulli (Salzman Lab), Katie Insel (Shohamy Lab), and Joan Pulupa (Lomvardas Lab). Each of these postdocs will receive funding from the NIH for the remaining 1-2 years of their postdoctoral studies and for the first 3 years in an independent faculty position. Drs. Insel and Pulupa are our first recipients of the MOSAIC K99/R00, which is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent, tenure-track, research-intensive faculty positions.

Congratulations to Drs. Eddy Albarran and Isabel Low on their Simons Junior Fellowships!

Dr. Eddy Albarran (Costa and Peterka Labs) and Dr. Isabel Low (Aronov Lab) received the prestigious Simons Society of Fellows Junior Fellow Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Diaz Salazar Albelda on his Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science!

Dr. Carlos Diaz Salazar Albelda (Polleux Lab) received the competitive Revson Senior Fellowship for his proposal to investigate the "Role of SRGAP2 in the regulation of synaptic connectivity by microglia."

Planning to apply for an NIH F31, F32, or F99/K00 award?

VP&S Office for Research launched an NIH fellowship awards self-paced course! Click here to sign up.

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Congratulations to our recent award recipients!

June 17 - July 21, 2023

Graduate Student Awards

Justin Buck: NIH/NIMH F31 "Testing competing models of the computational role of dopamine in hallucinations" (Horga Lab)

Ross Munce: NIH/NICHD F31 "Mechanisms controlling cell type-specific transcription factor activity in the development of serially homologous structures in Drosophila" (Mann Lab)

Darik O'Neil: NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative D-SPAN Scholars F99/K00 "The Neglected Subiculum: Decoding and Manipulating Memory Retrieval with Multiphoton Holography" (Yuste Lab)

Anna Vannucci: NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative D-SPAN Scholars F99/K00 "Neurocomputational Mechanisms of Affective Semantic Memory Development" (Tottenham Lab)

Postdoc Awards

Eddy Albarran: Simons Society of Fellows Junior Fellow Award (Costa and Peterka Labs)

Carlos Diaz Salazar Albelda: Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science "Role of SRGAP2 in the regulation of synaptic connectivity by microglia" (Polleux Lab)

Sasha Fulton: NIH/NINDS D-SPAN K00 "Defining the Differential Role of Mrgprb4+ Social Touch Somatosensory Neurons in Pain Modulation and Frontolimbic Dysregulation During Chronic Inflammatory Pain" (Abdus-Saboor Lab)

Roberto Gulli: NIH/NINDS K99/R00 "Elucidating the Neural Computations Underlying Spatial Learning, Decision-Making and Generalization in Virtually-Navigating Monkeys" (Salzman Lab)

Catherine Insel: NIH/NIMH MOSAIC K99/R00 "Computational and neurodevelopmental mechanisms of memory-guided decision-making" (Shohamy Lab)

Isabel Low: Simons Society of Fellows Junior Fellow Award (Aronov Lab)

Joan Pulupa: NIH/NIDCD MOSAIC K99/R00 "Identifying the mechanism of olfactory receptor gene regulation in olfactory neurons with live-cell imaging" (Lomvardas Lab)

Early Career Investigator Awards

Ishmail Abdus-Saboor: UNCF Ernest E. Just Postgraduate Research Training Award to support Dr. Sasha Fulton

Established Investigator Awards

Tom Maniatis: NIH/NIMH R01 "The impact of loss of function DNA sequence variants in the human protocadherin gene cluster on neural circuit assembly"

Liam Paninski: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Dynamic Imaging Award "High-speed Volumetric Voltage Imaging" (Contact PI: Dr. Adam Cohen at Harvard University)

Upcoming funding opportunities

Team Grants

Want to write a huge grant? Come talk to us about planning and executing team grant applications. Schedule a meeting with our team here!

New/Highlighted Team Grant Opportunities

  1. BRAIN Initiative U19: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - TeamBCP. Integrated, interdisciplinary research teams that focus on examining dynamic circuit functions related to behavior, using advanced and innovative technologies. September 15 2023, September 13 2024
  2. NINDS RM1: Collaborative Opportunities for Multidisciplinary, Bold, and Innovative Neuroscience (COMBINE). Integrated team effort from 3-6 PD/PIs who will each bring a distinct scientific viewpoint or expertise necessary to pursue the interdisciplinary approach. October 20 2023, October 8 2024
  3. BRAIN Initiative U01: Exploratory Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - eTeamBCP: Team effort from 3-6 PIs to enable a large-scale analysis of neural systems and circuits within the context and during the simultaneous measurement of an ethologically relevant behavior. June 14 2024

Established Investigators (view full list on our website)

New/Highlighted Funding Opportunities

  1. BRAIN Initiative R01Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects - TargetedBCPOctober 4, June 28 2024
  2. BRAIN Initiative R34Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects – TargetedBCPPOctober 4, June 28 2024
  3. BRAIN Initiative R01: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data: October 13, June 7, 2024

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

  1. NIH Parent R01New: October 5, February 5, June 5; Renewal/Resubmission:
    July 5, November 5, March 5
  2. NIMH Basic Neurodevelopmental Biology of Circuits and Behavior  -  R01/R21 : R01October 5, February 5, June 5. R21October 16, February 16, June 16
  3. NIMH Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity - R01/R21R01October 5, February 5, June 5. R21October 16, February 16, June 16
  4. NIH Parent R21NewOctober 16, February 16, June 16; Renewal/Resubmission: July 16, November 16, March 16
  5. NIH Diversity Supplement: Salary/stipend support for trainees at all career stages. Deadline varies by funding agency. (Quarterly, monthly, rolling)

Early Career Investigators (view full list and timeline on our website)

  1. NSF CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development) Program: Can apply a maximum of 3 times. July 26
  2. Beckman Young Investigator Program: U.S. citizen/permanent resident; within first 4 years of tenure-track position. Letter of Intent: August 1
  3. Rita Allen Foundation Scholars: Basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience. Must be in the first three years of their tenure track appointment (start date after September 2020). Limited submission - call for submissions expected: Mid-July. Internal application due: 9:00 a.m. on August 3
  4. NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2): For early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. August 18
  5. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship: Must be tenure-track, though untenured.
    Candidate’s faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation. September 15
  6. Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) R01: Provides support for the health-related research of scientists who are making a significant contribution to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and who have no current NIH research project grant funding. The ReWARD program provides funding for both the scientific research and the DEIA activities of investigators. October 5, February 5, June 5
  7. Moore Inventor Fellowship: No more than 10 years since terminal degree received. Internal application for nomination. Call for submissions expected: Early-Mid September. Internal application expected deadline: Early-Mid October
  8. Irma T. Hirschl Research Awards: Tenure-track assistant professor for at least a year;
    Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Appointment. Call for submissions expected: Early – Mid October. Internal application expected deadline: Late October

Post-Docs (view full list and timeline on our website)

  1. NIH F32 NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
  2. NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence (1-2 years of postdoc + 3 years of faculty funding)
    • NIH Parent K99/R00: Transition to faculty. International applicants eligible. 3rd - 4th year postdocs. New: October 12, February 12, June 12. Resubmission: July 12, November 12, March 12 

    • NIH MOSAIC K99/R00 : Transition to faculty. 3rd - 4th year postdocs under-represented in sciences (all women included). New: October 12, February 12, June 12; Resubmission: July 12, November 12, March 12

    • NIH BRAIN Initiative K99/R00: Transition to faculty. 3rd - 4th year postdocs under-represented in sciences (all women included). New: October 13, February 13; Resubmission: July 13, November 14, March 14
    • NIH HEAL Initiative K99/R00 or HEAL Initiative K99/R00 to Promote Diversity: Transition to faculty. International applicants eligible. Pain and substance use disorder research. 3rd - 4th year postdocs. For diversity track application, must be from a group under-represented in sciences (all women included), and U.S. citizen/permanent resident. New: October 11, February 9

  3. NIH K01 Career Development Award

    • NIH/NINDS K01: 2nd - 4th year postdocs. New: October 12, February 12, June 12. Renewal/Resubmission: July 12, November 12, March 12.

    • NIH Parent K01: 2nd - 5+ year postdocs. New: October 12, February 12, June 12. Renewal/Resubmission: July 12, November 12, March 12.

  4. Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI): for final 2 years of postdoc + 3 years of independent faculty position. For early career development of researchers with a background in the physical, mathematical, computational sciences and/or engineering. Pre-proposal due: September 1

  5. Simons Foundation Junior Fellowship: By nomination (ask your PI). At program start, no more than ~2 years since finished Ph.D. September 13
  6. Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Research Award: Must apply within 5 years of receiving Ph.D. or M.D.; must have begun (or will begin) working in your proposed postdoc lab between August 1 of the previous year and July 31 of the upcoming year; Post-doc must be in different lab than Ph.D. October 1
  7. NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB): Biological sciences. US Citizen/permanent residents only; Cannot have worked in any position that requires the doctoral degree for a combined total of more than 15 full time months prior to the deadline. Late October - Early November
  8. NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF): Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. US Citizen/permanent residents only; Must have obtained a doctoral degree in the SBE sciences within the 3 years prior to the proposal deadline or will obtain a doctoral degree within 12 months after the proposal deadline but before the anticipated start date. November 1
  9. NIH Diversity SupplementSalary/stipend support. For all career stages. Deadline varies by funding agency. (Quarterly, monthly, rolling)

   *Check with us regarding eligibility window extensions for NIH grants

Graduate Students (view full list and timeline on our website)

  1. NIH F31 or F31 Diversity NRSAFor U.S. citizens/permanent residents. August 8, December 8, April 8
  2. NIH Dissertation Grants
    • NIMH R36: Mental health research. Must be: U.S. Citizen/Permanent resident; from a background under-represented in the health sciences (race/ethnicity, disability, disadvantaged background); at the dissertation stage of training (must have an approved dissertation proposal at the time of award). August 10, December 11, April 11
    • NIDA R36: For substance-use disorder related dissertation research. Must be at the dissertation stage of training (must have an approved dissertation proposal at the time of award). Expected next deadline: October 16, February 16, June 16
  3. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Pre-grad, first or second year Ph.D.; U.S. citizen/permanent resident; Cannot have a master’s degree. Mid-October
  4. Hertz Foundation FellowshipPre-grad or first year; U.S. citizen/permanent resident. Expected deadline: Mid - late October
  5. NIH/NIA F99/K00Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students. must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident OR non-U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. visa; for grad students with 1.5-2 years left of PhD (typically 3rd or 4th year students). October 20
  6. Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: First or second year Ph.D.; Less than 31 years old; Must be an immigrant or child of immigrants; U.S. citizen/permanent resident, DACA, asylee, refugee. October 26
  7. NIH F99/K00 D-SPAN: Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience; must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident; for grad students from an under-represented backgrounds, with 1.5-2 years left of PhD (typically 3rd or 4th year students). December 15
  8. Ford Foundation Predoctoral or Dissertation Fellowship: U.S. citizens/nationals/permanent residents; individuals granted deferred action status under DACA (whether current or lapsed); Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees; as of Fall 2023, must have 3+ years left in the program. Early-Mid December
  9. NIH Diversity SupplementSalary/stipend support. For all career stages. Deadline varies by funding agency. (Quarterly, monthly, rolling)