Previously known as the Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences, this year's awards are the second from this joint initiative. The awards are presented to highly promising early-career scientists. At a critical juncture in young investigators' careers when funding can be a challenge, the awards are intended to promote higher-risk, and potentially higher-reward, projects.
Payable over three years, the $225,000 award may be used for salary support, research assistants, equipment, or any other purpose that promotes the scientific activities of the fellow.
To be eligible, investigators must hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have completed all their research training, including postdoctoral training. In addition, the applicant must be an independent investigator within four years (between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2018) of receiving his/her first tenure-track appointment at a university or medical institution.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Klingenstein Fund website.