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Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions: Funding Opportunity for UW Researchers

The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions (GIBHS) has launched a new round of Innovation Grant funding. Awarded to UW faculty members, these one-year grants of up to $100,000 are for the development of innovative, new ideas that have the potential to make a substantial impact on brain health through research, education, patient care and/or advocacy and can be rapidly translated into clinical care and/or improvement.

For the current round of funding, the Institute is looking for innovative uses of technology that have the potential to improve access to behavioral healthcare. Full guidelines and a letter of intent (LOI) application form can be found on the GIBHS websiteLOIs are due Feb. 26, 2021. For a list of previous awardees, visit the GIBHS current projects page.

Opportunity

The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions Innovation Grants aim to provide funding for innovative, new ideas that have the potential to make a substantial impact on brain health through research, education, patient care and/or advocacy. The idea must help advance the Institute’s goals to improve brain health at a population level.

Area of focus

For the current funding period, we are looking for innovative uses of technology that have the potential to improve access to behavioral health care. Funding could be used for a clinical application, research feasibility study, teaching initiative or policy/advocacy project. We welcome proposals that address our initial areas of focus (cognitive aging, addictions and the effects of physical and/or emotional trauma on the brain) as well as other behavioral health conditions.

Funding

GIBHS Innovation Grants are one-year awards intended to generate results that will facilitate additional funding and/or resources. Awards will be given up to $100,000, though we will consider larger amounts in exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility

UW faculty and fellows (if permitted by their school and department and supported by a faculty member) are eligible to apply as a project lead. Fellows with an acting instructor title and junior faculty should consider identifying a supporting faculty mentor. We strongly encourage applications and collaborations from faculty and fellows from diverse units across UW. Individuals not affiliated with the University of Washington are not eligible to apply.

Application procedure

We are accepting LOIs through Feb. 26, 2021. LOIs should highlight the innovative nature, potential impact, potential to generate additional funding/resources, and timeliness of the idea. The applicant may then be asked to provide additional information or address particular areas of concern in a full proposal.

More information

Complete guidelines and application materials can be found here. Please email gibhs@uw.edu if you have any questions.

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