Deadline: May 13, 2020
One Mind is inviting applications for its Rising Star Research Awards program, which seeks to fund early-career investigators who have demonstrated productivity and innovation in a scientific field that can be applied to the study of neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, suicidality, and other serious psychiatric illnesses.
To that end, grants of $300,000 over three years will be awarded in support of research proposals on any of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions. Studies focusing on bipolar disorder are of special interest, including applications that would advance therapeutics ranging from biomarkers to promising therapeutic modalities (e.g., neurostimulation). Examples of relevant research include those with potential to identify new biological mechanisms and therapeutic targets; develop new or refine existing models and research tools; identify or validate biomarkers; evaluate the effectiveness of therapies, including pharmaceuticals, electroceuticals, digital therapies, or cognitive and behavioral health interventions to prevent the onset of or promote recovery from neuropsychiatric disorders; characterize similarities and differences between two or more neuropsychiatric or neurotraumatic disorders to advance personalized medicine; improve understanding of how comorbid conditions such as cancer and diabetes, as well as other neurological and non-neurological disorders, interact with neuropsychiatric disorders and impact diagnosis, prognosis, and treatments; promote or restore brain health by conducting bi-directional and/or iterative translational research using existing clinical data or new data from small pilot clinical studies in combination with relevant preclinical or computational models; or advance digital health, telehealth, or other innovative approaches to increasing access to mental health care.
To be eligible, candidates should be within ten years of their initial independent appointment as an assistant professor at an academic institution or an equivalent position in industry or other non-academic position.
See the One Mind website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.