MBI Career Enhancement Award

Anticipated Funding:

We anticipate awarding supplemental research funds to junior faculty who have currently existing independent extramural support, but who have not received an R01 equivalent. Requests for up to $10,000 will be considered which can be used for salary, fringe, tuition and supplies/animals as needed and as allowed by the applicant’s current support mechanism. Awards will be announced at a subsequent MBI Research Evening event which recipients will be expected to attend. Awardees who make substantial progress in the first year of funding will be considered for a second year of funding. 


Research and tenure track assistant professors who:

  1. are members of the MBI,
  2. are performing neuroscience research, and 
  3. have independent extramural funding, such as a K award.


  • Applicant has had or currently has R01-level funding
  • Assistant scientists, students, post-docs
  • Anybody who is not doing neuroscience related research
  • Individuals who have received at least $10,000 in MBI funding within the past fiscal year

Award Criteria:

  • Quality of the Applicant (and lab, if applicable)
  • Quality of the Science
  • Amount of extramural funds obtained (individuals with the largest grants for their stage of independence will be more favorably viewed)

Apply now for the MBI Career Enhancement Award!

MBI Career Enhancement Award Application

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      Application must be received at least one month before your anticipated date of need.