Office of Research
David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program
Purpose: The Dana Foundation’s neuroimaging research program focuses on improving human brain and brain-immune functioning to promote health, and prevent and treat disease. Dana supports research on imaging innovations that help reveal how the human brain functions normally, how disorders and injuries alter these functions, and how various therapies affect these conditions. Since immune cells are often integrally involved in the development of, protection against, or responses to brain diseases and injuries, funded research also can focus on immune cell interactions with brain cells. See website or attachment for more details on this opportunity.
Eligibility: 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. 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. Support is focused on faculty researchers who have demonstrated the potential for independent research careers who are at the assistant professor level, or in the first few years of their associate professor appointments. Post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to apply. Applications from junior investigators that are an extension of the work of a senior mentor, particularly if from the same institution, are discouraged.
Pre-Proposal Instructions: As the University of Washington SOM may only submit ONE proposal for this opportunity, the Office of Research and Graduate Education has established an internal review process to determine which proposal will move forward to the funding agency.
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 14, 2014:
- 1-2 page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach
- Biosketch of the PI
- Letter of support from the Dean or Chair. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair has ensured the nominee’s eligibility per the sponsor’s requirements, and that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally.
Inquiries and Contact Information
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at email@example.com.