The McKnight Foundation is inviting applications for it McKnight Scholar Awards.
The Scholar Awards is a program of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, which supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain and behavior can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. The program seeks to support promising young investigators in the early stages of an independent research career and give them the opportunity to develop their work on critical problems in brain science.
To that end, up to six scholars will receive awards of $75,000 per year for up to three years in support of research with the potential to have immediate, significant impact on clinically-relevant issues. Funds may be used in any way that facilitates the development of the scholar’s research program but not for indirect costs.
To be eligible, applicants must have an MD, PhD, or other suitable doctorate; a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor (and have served in that position for less than four years); and, if not a citizen of the United States, documentation that the sponsoring institution has government approval for him/her to work in the U.S.
See the McKnight Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.