CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WWN/SFN COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH NETWORK PROGRAM (CRNP)
Sponsors: WWN Executive Committee and SFN/PDC Committee
Primary Contacts: Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Dr. Jean King & Dr. Orly Weinreb (WWN)
Through the WWN sponsored focus groups, we have realized that mid-career women scientists could benefit from increased partnerships and collaborative research opportunities. Many of these female neuroscientists are isolated in their institutions and the development of their research programs could get a “jump start” by pooling resources and establishing small research networks between 1- 3 faculty members. This initiative seeks to establish such partnerships between mid-career women neuroscientists with faculty positions at academic institutions in low and middle income countries that seeks to:
* Initiate or expand a research program in basic or translational neuroscience
* Foster and accelerate joint submissions for larger federal and non- federal grants
The Collaborative Research Network Program (CRNP) is open to all mid-career female neuroscientists that hold a faculty appointment at a University and/or Medical School in low and middle income countries.
Allowable Use of Funds
Individual project awards (up to $2,500 per project) will be made on a competitive basis to enable one to three investigators to develop collaborative research projects. The mission of the CRNP is to bring groups of researchers together, pool resources from their individual institutions and generate preliminary data to increase successful subsequent submissions of both federal and non-federal funding.
The following criteria will be used to review and evaluate proposals:
* Intellectual Merit: Projects that include all efforts to enhance our understanding of some components of basic or translational neuroscience
* Collaboration: Projects must include two or three faculty members preferably from more than one institute, university or medical school
* Growth Opportunity: Projects that demonstrate the opportunity to be leveraged to attract and secure outside funding from federal, state, industry, foundation and other sources
* Project Leadership: Projects must have at least two co-PI’s one, from each institution
WHAT TO SUBMIT
A 3-page proposal detailing: 1) the research project (Specific Aims, Approach, and Overall Impact of proposed research); 2) the proposed team of collaborators (background, expertise and individual contribution to the project); 3) plan and timeline for submission of larger federal and non-federal grant application.
Submit application to Dr. Orly Weinreb, WWN Secretary at email@example.com
Receipt Date: July 31, 2014
Earliest Award Date: September 1, 2014
On behalf of WWN committee
Emmeline Edwards, Jean King
and Orly Weinreb