Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards seed grants to fund innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in the neurosciences. We seek focused, intense collaborations between 2-3 faculty members piloting a novel idea.
We consider interdisciplinary seed grant research projects to involve at least two independent co-PI's who use different methodologies/approaches and/or work in different disciplines. The collaborators should combine their expertise in an innovative fashion to address important problems in basic and clinical neuroscience. SNI emphasizes three strategic interfaces between neuroscience and other bastions of disciplinary strength at Stanford: 1) engineering and the quantitative sciences, 2) chemical and molecular biology, and 3) the social sciences, humanities and professional schools of education, law and business.
The 2015 Seed Grant Awardees
In August of 2015 the SNI Seed Grant program awarded 5 grants at $200,000 each ($100,000/year for 2 years). The program will continue with a competition for new grants every-other-year.
The five successful grants will support collaborations to probe vision cell degeneration, math learning, autism, Alzheimer’s disease and improvements in deep brain stimulation used to treat Parkinson’s and other diseases.
Click on the title of each award to learn more.
Douglas Vollrath, Genetics
Michael Bassik, Genetics
Monte Winslow, Genetics and Pathology
Jun Ding, Neurosurgery
Nicholas Melosh, Materials Science and Engineering
James McClelland, Psychology
Bruce McCandliss, Graduate School of Education
Anthony Norcia, Psychology
Karen Parker, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Alexander Urban, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Megan Albertelli, Comparative Medicine
Joachim Hallmayer, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Katrin Andreasson, Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Michelle James, Radiology
Sanjay Malhotra, Radiation Oncology
SNI Seed Grants Contact
SNI Program Manager