The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To that end, the fund is inviting applications for the 2019 McKnight Scholar Awards.
The awards program was established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Preference is given to applicants working on problems that, if solved at the basic level, would have immediate and significant impact on clinically relevant issues.
In 2018, up to six McKnight Scholars will be selected to receive three years of support. Each McKnight Scholar will receive $75,000 annually. Funds may be used in any way that facilitates the development of the scholar’s research program (but not for indirect costs).
To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, or other advanced degree; have a record of meritorious research; be able to provide evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience; have an appointment with tenure-track status at a U.S.-based sponsoring institution to which the award can be paid; have no more than four years of experience in an independent/tenure-track faculty position (exceptions may be made for parental leave); and provide documentation that the sponsoring institution has government approval for the applicant to work in the U.S.
See the McKnight Endowment website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.