Applicants are asked to submit a biosketch (NIH format), an abstract, a three-page research proposal, plus a budget justification. A timeline must be included, as the proposed studies are expected to be completed within a year. As $5,000 will rarely be sufficient to fully fund a project, additional support by the applicant’s department is required. A letter by the applicant’s chairperson describing the department’s commitment to the applicant and additional funds available for their research must be included in this application. Synergies or overlap with existing funding should be described. Funds from the William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award cannot be used to cover travel or publication costs. Applicants must be SNACC members in good standing at the time of application to be considered for the award. Successful applicants are expected to attend the SNACC Annual Meeting to receive the award and report on their progress at the end of the award period.
Applications will undergo peer review and are evaluated in the areas of significance/innovation, approach/feasibility, investigator/departmental support, and relevance to the SNACC mission.
Applications for the 2021 cycle is now closed. Look for more information in the Spring of 2022.