Form to Submit Letter of Intent for 2019-20 Research Germinator Award

DIBS Germinator awards aim to support exploratory research that is interdisciplinary and significant to the field of brain sciences, broadly defined. This year, DIBS will award at least four Germinator awards in amounts up to $25,000 for one year.  Awardees can be Duke graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, or faculty. Funds can cover equipment, salary support (non-faculty only), supplies, training experiences, etc., that will facilitate innovative brain science research. 

One-page Letters of Intent are due on May 1, by 5 p.m. ET. To submit a Letter of Intent and other required information, please fill out the following webform, including all participating collaborators.

Full proposals are due August 1, by 5 p.m. ET, VIA EMAIL, to  and should clearly and concisely describe a project whose scope is matched to the duration and amount of funding. 

For questions, contact Dr. Schramm-Sapyta, 

Upload 1-page Letter of Intent in PDF format. Maximum upload size is 10M.

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