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

The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions (GIBHS) launched its first funding opportunity for UW faculty members in the form of one-year Innovation Grants up to $100,000 to develop 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. Full guidelines and a letter of intent (LOI) application form can be found on the GIBHS websiteLOIs are due June 30, 2020.


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.


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. Initial areas of focus for the Institute include cognitive aging, addictions, and the effects of physical and/or emotional trauma on the brain. However, we will also consider other topic areas related to brain health.


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 June 30. LOIs should highlight the innovative nature, potential impact 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 if you have any questions.


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