The Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) supports a "collaborative matrix," bringing together diverse groups of investigators, trainees, and research groups from more than 8 University of Kentucky colleges. The NRPA builds upon and leverages existing strengths and relationships; providing infrastructure and support to promote research collaborations and raise internal and external recognition of the depth of neuroscience-related research at the university with the goals of growing extramural support, increasing academic productivity, enhancing recruitment of faculty and trainees, and providing new knowledge to address the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond.
The Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) seeks to provide broad-based support of neuroscience research across the University of Kentucky. As part of this initiative, the NRPA pilot grant program supports the development of innovative, cutting-edge research across basic, translational, and clinical neurosciences. The pilot grants will support teams in developing preliminary data necessary for applications for extramural funding (proposals must address how the project will lead to future extramural applications). Proposed projects should be multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary and involve colleague(s) from more than one UK College/Department. Applications are due June 4, 2021 by 5pm.
This RFA is specifically in support of early and new career faculty. Eligibility is limited to applicants in the early stages of their career; assistant level faculty within 10 years of completing their doctoral degree. Applicants who have not previously received R-level funding should include a letter of support from a faculty mentor as an appendix to their application. Applications are due June 4, 2021 by 5pm.