BrainBoost Projects Application: The Sagol School of Neuroscience BrainBoost program offers grants in the field of brain disorders with a clear applicative potential (also in early stages) to develop them from the basic level to advanced next steps towards commercialization. Each project will be led by a selected fellow student. The student can be either MSc, PhD or postdoc level, with an excellent track record.
We call for innovative solutions for brain disorders, in three main fields:
- Software/Hardware Solutions
Criteria for the project selection will be:
- Research quality and novelty of the project (40%)
- Excellent track record and leadership skills of the BrainBoost student fellow (40%)
- A clear applicative potential (even far) and feasibility (20%)
For more information about BrainBoost, please visit our website: neuroscience-innovation.org
Amount and Period of Funding
- Each project will receive funding of up to 120,000 NIS (depending on the student academic level and ranking of the project). This funding can be used for a BrainBoost fellowship/salary and for running costs related specific to the project as long as the PI is committed to provide a 200% scholarship to the student fellow or equivalent payment.
- The PI is requested to submit the project with a preselected student candidate that will perform the project and will commit to receive a dedicated mentorship by the program.
- PIs who do not have yet a candidate student for the project can be assisted by the School to find a potential candidate before the final submission, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The BrainBoost fellows will attend specific training and personal mentoring with professional mentors from the business and industry ecosystem to equip them with entrepreneurial as well as R&D skills assist with advancing their projects to application.
- The BrainBoost students will be expected to participate in all BrainBoost activities (events, seminars, conferences and courses – monthly basis).
- BrainBoost accepts proposals from all Sagol School of Neuroscience affiliated PIs and grad students.
- Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from outside TAU can apply and are required to include a Sagol School PI member that will commit to host them for the application.
- Students can approach Dr. Dana Bar-On for assistance in matching to a relevant PI.
- PIs and students should assign a letter of commitment to the BrainBoost program.
A dedicated scientific committee composed of Sagol School members and experts from academia and industry will rank and select the projects annually, see the committee members: http://neuroscience-innovation.org/board/
- Finalists (students) will be invited to present their project to the committee.
- For more questions about the application please contact Dr. Dana Bar-On, email@example.com
Timetable and Deadlines
PIs or students that are interested to submit should send a Letter of Intent (please include: Project title, name of candidate student (if available already), hosting PI, Affiliations of both)
3 Sep 2018: Full Submission
11 Oct 2018: Announcement
From 15th of Oct 2018 (Latest 1st March 2019):