McKnight Endowment for Neuroscience Accepting Applications From Emerging Investigators

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research that brings science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To that end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is inviting applications for the 2018 McKnight Scholar Awards.

The program was established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Preference is given to applicants working on problems that, if solved at the basic level, would have immediate and significant impact on clinically relevant issues.

In 2018, up to six McKnight Scholars will be selected to receive support. Each McKnight Scholar will receive $75,000 annually for three years. Funds may be used in any way that facilitates development of the scholar’s research program (but not for indirect costs).

To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, or other suitable advanced degree; have a record of meritorious research; show evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience; have an appointment with tenure-track status at a U.S.-based sponsoring institution (to which the award will be paid); have no more than four years of experience in an independent/tenure-track faculty position (exceptions may be made for parental leave); and provide documentation that the sponsoring institution has government approval for the applicant to work in the U.S.

See the McKnight Endowment website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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