The Simons Foundation has put out a new call for vision statements (letter of intent) for new neuroscience collaborations. They are looking for new, emerging breakthrough areas of neuroscience that are poised for high-impact funding. They are looking for bold and cutting-edge ideas that focus on basic principles of brain function overlooked or considered too risky for other funding organizations.
Simons Collaborations will be funded for 10 years (with a review at year 5). The total budget for the new Neuroscience Collaborations will be $25 million per year. We anticipate identifying up to three collaborations, with the funding level of each collaboration determined by the proposed scope and aims of the project. As a guideline, we suggest budgets of between $5–12 million per year, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs.
The letters of intent are due 8 March 2023.
Vision statements should be no longer than two-pages, single-spaced, 11 pt New Times Roman font, 0.5 in margins plus one page (if needed) of figures, references, the anticipated overall yearly total cost and list of proposed PIs.
Vision statements should clearly outline the big idea and hypotheses that the proposed neuroscience collaboration will address, including high-level overviews of the methods and approaches that will be used. Why is this work uniquely suited for Simons Collaboration funding? Why should this collaboration be funded now? Why is it difficult to obtain funding to investigate these questions from other funding agencies and foundations? Vision statements should address why and how the support of a large collaborative research project from the Simons Foundation will transform our understanding of how the brain works. Please propose investigators who may be included in the collaboration and an estimated anticipated overall yearly total cost.
They will hold an informational webinar on December 12th from 1-2 pm ET (10 am PT).
Please let us know by emailing email@example.com if you are interested in applying and we will be happy to work with you to put a team together, coordinate meetings, etc.
Additionally, if invited for a full proposal, the research office might be able to offer some proposal support for large complex proposals, via their intake form: https://research.oregonstate.edu/ord/proposal-support
Please forward to anyone that I may have omitted who may be interested.
Please note that I will be out of the office 5-15 December.
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Bettye L.S. Maddux, PhD
Director of Research Development
College of Science
Oregon State University
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