Grants & Prizes
Young Investigator Grants
This grant supports scientists at the advanced post-doctoral or assistant professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $35,000/year, for one or two years (maximum of $70,000).
Independent Investigator Grants
This grant supports scientists at the associate professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $50,000/year, for one or two years (maximum of $100,000).
Distinguished Investigator Grants
This grant supports scientists at the full professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $100,000 for one year.
The Foundation awards three types of Grants to researchers at all stages of their careers
The BBRF Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two-year awards up to $70,000, or $35,000 per year are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.
The BBRF Independent Investigator Grant provides support for investigators during the critical period between the initiation of research and the receipt of sustained funding. A two-year grant up to $100,000 or $50,000 per year is provided to scientists at the associate professor level or equivalent who are clearly independent and have won national competitive support as a principal investigator. Please note that an assistant professor who is a principal investigator on a NIH R01 grant is now eligible for the BBRF Independent Investigator Grant. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to schizophrenia, major affective disorders, or other serious mental illnesses. The program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities.
WHEN TO APPLY?
We are in the process of determining the acceptance period for the BBRF Independent Investigator Grant applications. Please join our email list and visit our website for updates or additional information in the upcoming months.
*Subject to change
Up to $100,000 for two year
Up to $50,000 for one year
The BBRF Distinguished Investigator Grant provides support for experienced investigators (full professor or equivalent) conducting neurobiological and behavioral research. A one-year grant of $100,000 is provided for established scientists pursuing innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological research. Areas of particular interest to the Scientific Council's Selection Committee include patient populations with unique or unusual characteristics and central nervous system developments.
WHEN TO APPLY?
We are in the process of determining the acceptance period for the BBRF Distinguished Investigator Grant applications. Please join our email list and visit our website for updates or additional information in the upcoming months.
The Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Distinguished Investigator (DI) Grant.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
For more information click here.
*Subject to change
$100,000 for one year
Prizes & Awards
Prizes & Awards
Each year the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation honors Foundation-funded researchers for various achievements.
The Annual Klerman & Freedman Prizes recognize exceptional clinical and basic research conducted by BBRF Young Investigator Grantees. The Young Investigator Grant program is the hallmark program of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, enabling aspiring young scientists with innovative ideas to garner pilot data and generate “proof of concept” for their work.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards Outstanding Achievement Prizes to scientists for outstanding research leadership and contributions to mental health research. These annual prizes include:
LIEBER PRIZE FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH
COLVIN PRIZE FOR MOOD DISORDERS RESEARCH
RUANE PRIZE FOR CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH
GOLDMAN-RAKIC PRIZE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH
MALTZ PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH
Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health recognizes a physician, scientist or public citizen whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact by improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness and by advancing the understanding of mental health.
Productive Lives Awards acknowledge the challenges, hope and the capacity for families and individuals to persevere and live productive lives with the help of science, family, friends and compassionate efforts of responsible civic and corporate leadership.