Call for Proposals!

September 30, 2015

Bass Connections: Brain & Society is now accepting proposals for projects beginning Summer 2016.

You are invited to submit proposals for projects that are:

  • Interdisciplinary in nature: involving at least two faculty leaders from different fields
  • Suitable for inclusion of multiple learner levels: from baccalaureate students upward (can include graduate students, postdocs, health professions students, residents and fellows)
  • Appropriate in scope: Ideally, the project would aim for a “deliverable” (e.g., manuscript, community program, grant proposal, patent application, digital media product, etc.) in approximately one year, although the proposed project can be part of a longer-term research program

Awards range from $5,000-$25,000 and can cover the costs of student stipends, work-study wages, staff effort, travel, supplies, and research expenses (but not faculty effort).

Proposals for new projects and continuation of current projects may now be submitted via the Bass Connections web site:

Proposals will be accepted for full consideration until November 6, 2015.  Selections will be made by December 18, 2015. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Bass Connections Brain and Society leadership team:


Deborah Jenson, Co-Director

Leonard White, Co-Director

Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, Associate Director

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