CCBS Seed Grant


The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences is pleased to offer a seed grant competition to Center members.

seedlings growing

CCBS is pleased to announce a seed grant competition, to be awarded to a team of at least two PIs from distinct departments. The aims of the program are to support cognitive science research, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, advance student training, and promote representation of diverse groups in cutting edge STEM research. The Center will support projects that have the potential of advancing the understanding of mind, brain, and/or language and combine multiple areas and approaches within cognitive science.

Successful proposals will outline activities that will significantly increase the visibility of the Center nationally and internationally. Successful applications are expected to develop new collaborations, formulate innovative ideas, and/or collect pilot data (including fMRI data). Preferences will be given to proposals involving new collaborations, although existing collaborations will not be excluded.

For a one-year project, the PIs will be required to submit a final report at the end of the year. For a two-year project, the PIs will be required to submit a report at nine months of the first year to demonstrate sufficient progress to warrant a second year of funding and then a final report at the end of the second year. The winning PIs are also expected to present their work as a talk in the Center in the later part of the grant period.

We expect to make one award per year, with a maximum term of two years and a maximum budget of $50,000 per year.