The Dana Foundation’s neuroimaging research program focuses on improving human brain and brain-immune functioning to promote health, and prevent and treat disease. Funds support pilot-testing by investigators who are early in their research careers of promising, high-risk, and innovative ideas with a direct clinical application. Successful studies are then anticipated to be competitive for larger-scale support from other funders.
The Foundation invites each institution to submit one preliminary application, using either or both:
Each U.S. medical school dean, and the presidents of the few selected biomedical research institutions that have been invited by letter, may nominate one applicant. The applicant may use either physiological/structural or cellular imaging or both. To be considered under this Program, the application must be countersigned by the medical school dean or invited biomedical institute’s president.
Investigations must be applicable to human brain or brain-immune functioning or malfunctioning to be considered for funding. Submitted proposals should focus on imaging in patients or patient tissues, and healthy volunteers. Applications for animal model studies of brain conditions or injuries will be considered only if they relate directly to humans but cannot yet feasibly be undertaken in humans, and are anticipated to be translated into human research following the three-year grant period.
Funding of up to $200,000 payable over three years is provided for proposed studies utilizing structural/physiological or cellular/molecular imaging proposals by promising early career investigators who have not yet been awarded more than one independent research grant (R01 from the NIH or equivalent from another Federal agency).
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