2019 Weill Pilot Award for Junior Investigators in the Neurosciences

Project Award Amount: $40,000

The 2019 Weill Pilot Awards seek to fuel innovation in neuroscience by fostering high need, high reward, clinical/translational research through funding of highly meritorious research projects and supporting high-potential neuroscience researchers. The target for this program is to support junior investigators working on a broad spectrum of neuroscience challenges, including therapeutics, diagnostics, imaging technology, biomarker discovery/validation, and computational methods. We seek to support creative research projects that are focused on improved patient outcomes, especially those that employ concepts of convergent neuroscience research, crossing levels of analysis from genomics and imaging to behavior and implementation, and considering the dimension of time.

Each pilot project will have a maximum budget of $40,000. Pilot projects are for one year and are not renewable. A progress report is required at the end of the funding period, identifying resulting publications and subsequent funding obtained to support the expanded/extended projects. Any resulting publication must directly acknowledge the funding agency.

Who's Eligible:

UCSF Faculty in any series (Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Science Clinical, Adjunct) in the ranks of Instructors and Assistant Professors may apply. Fellows, Postdocs and appointees to the Professional Research Series may also apply.

For additional information on eligibility and how to apply