The Whitehall Foundation provides support for scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes support for young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
To that end, the foundation invites LOIs for two grant programs:
Research — Grants of up to $225,000 over three years will be awarded to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose.
Grants-in-Aid — One-year grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-aid can also be made to senior scientists.
The foundation is interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as they relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.
To be eligible, applicants must hold the position of assistant professor or higher, hold Principal Investigator status, and be considered an "independent investigator" with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than April 15. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by September 1, 2021.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, see the Whitehall Foundation website.