Guidelines & Applications

COVID-19 update on the BrainsCAN Accelerator Program


The BrainsCAN Accelerator Program is a strategic internal funding opportunity with the explicit goal of increasing and accelerating interdisciplinary research within the BrainsCAN initiative and, where appropriate, with our partners. The Accelerator Grants promote curiosity-driven research and high-impact projects in the area of cognitive neuroscience, with the understanding that these may also be high-risk. This commitment to supporting fundamental, blue-sky scientific research will advance understanding of the brain—in health and disease—across the lifespan.

Applicant and Project Eligibility:

  • All applicants must hold an eligible academic appointment with a significant research component. Interdisciplinary and diverse research teams are encouraged.
    • A researcher may submit one application per call as a lead applicant. There is no limit to submissions as a co-applicant.
  • Projects must clearly contribute to the strategic priorities of BrainsCAN (See BrainsCAN Alignment/Steering document). All project types are acceptable from discovery-based science to end-user translational research. Projects should be novel and not currently funded from any other source
    • Two year grant projects: Generally $25,000 to $100,000 total budget.

Important Documents: