Eligibility: All NGI-affiliated faculty members are eligible to apply, and we encourage applications from both new investigators and established PIs who are interested in transitioning from animal or cell models to human data.

How to apply: Letters of intent (LOIs) may be submitted by affiliated members of the NeuroGenomics and Informatics Center.  The Project PI must be a member as of the submission deadline. Learn more about membership.

Please download and complete the LOI application form linked here. LOIs must be returned by email to neurogenomics@wustl.edu along with biosketch(es) for the project PI(s) and a budget estimate and justification by 5:00pm CST on December 10, 2021.

Selected LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal within 5 weeks. Full pilot project submissions will be due by February 18, 2022. The full submission will include a research plan (5 pages maximum, single spaced, Arial 11 font), references, and proposed budget and justification. Funding announcements will be made ~3-4 weeks later. Selected proposals will receive up to $100,000 for a one-year project period for collaborative projects or up to $50,000 for an individual project. The project funding period is April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023.

2022 Timeline:

  • December 10, 2021            LOIs due by 5:00pm CST
  • January 14, 2022                Select applicants will be invited to submit full proposal
  • February 18, 2022              Full pilot project submissions due
  • Mid-March                             Awards announced
  • April 1, 2022                          Award start date