Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 15, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by June 1, 2016.
The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.
The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers as well as productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. To be eligible, applicants must hold the position of assistant professor or higher; must hold Principal Investigator status; and be considered an “independent investigator” with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.
Research grants of up to $225,000 over three years will be awarded to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. While it is difficult to assign a specific dollar amount to this policy and each case is unique, the Foundation currently defines "substantial" as approximately $200,000 per year (including both direct and indirect expense but excluding the Principal Investigator's salary). One-year grants of up to $30,000, called grants-in-aid, will be awarded to researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-aid can also be made to senior scientists.
Application Procedure: http://www.whitehall.org/applying/
A list of 2015 recipients and projects:http://www.whitehall.org/recipients/
If you are interested in submitting an application for this opportunity, please contact Eric Reinhard at emr124@psu.edu in the Penn State Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) office. As the foundation relationship managers for the University, the CFR team is a resource for you in philanthropic grant-seeking and available to work with interested faculty to develop an inquiry for this opportunity.


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