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Broadening Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience
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BRAINS Career Development Award FAQs

Thank you for visiting the Career Development Award frequently asked questions page. Please see questions below. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please e-mail us at brains@uw.edu.


Can I apply for more than one award?

Each BRAINS participant can apply for multiple awards (at different times) for a total of $2000.


What is the maximum award amount? Minimum?

There is no minimum award. The maximum amount that can be requested is $2000.


Does my proposed project have to relate to neuroscience?

Yes - your award must be used to support your neuroscience career.


For what purposes can I use an award?

Award proposals must fall into one (or more) of four categories:

  • Conference Participation - Attendance at a scientific conference to present research findings or participation in a professional development workshop with a scientific emphasis.
  • Research Support - Visit a lab group in order to learn a new technique or analytical approach that will advance the candidate's scientific agenda; participate in a training workshop about new methods or new equipment that will expand the candidate's research.
  • Research Collaboration - Visit a lab group or invite a speaker to your home institution to initiate a research collaboration.
  • Professional Development - Participate in a professional development program or service that will support the candidate's scientific career.

Please note that funds may not be used for equipment, international travel, or activities normally funded by the candidate's home institution. Activities must also be clearly tied to advancing the participant's neuroscience career.

If you have questions about whether the opportunity you have in mind qualifies, feel free to contact the BRAINS team to discuss your idea before submitting an application. Contact the BRAINS team at brains@uw.edu or (206) 543-4215.


How do I pay for my project expenses?

Please pay all expenses out-of-pocket and submit your permanent mailing address and receipts for reimbursement via email to brains@uw.edu or via postal mail to the address below. You should receive a reimbursement check at your mailing address within four to six weeks.

BRAINS
University of Washington
Attn: Alexis Nelson
Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98195-2180


How will I receive the funding?

See question 5.


How do I get reimbursed?

See question 5.


What do I do if I'm not sure my idea qualifies?

If you have questions about whether the opportunity you have in mind qualifies, feel free to contact the BRAINS team to discuss your idea before submitting an application. Contact the BRAINS team at brains@uw.edu or (206) 543-4215.


How do I apply?

Applications are via the following online form: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/brains/240695. If you are unable to access the form, you may submit your materials to the BRAINS team via email at brains@uw.edu.


What is the deadline for submitting an application?

All applications must be received by Friday, April 1, 2016.


What is the deadline for submitting my reimbursement?

All reimbursement requests must be received by Thursday, June 30, 2016. Payment for any requests submitted after June 30, 2016 will not be fulfilled.

Last updated July 22, 2014

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