CfNN offers two rounds of seed funding each year. The purpose of CfNN seed funding is to encourage the development of VA-based projects that will lead to a VA Merit Review Award, SPiRE, or Career Development Award (CDA) and foster collaboration with early-stage investigators. CfNN’s mission is to discover, design, develop, and deploy novel neurotechnologies and device-based therapies that advance the rehabilitation of Veterans and others with impairments in mobility, communication, mental health, and limb function. We encourage applications, together with VA PIs, from faculty and post docs at hospital and academic affiliates including Brown, URI, Lifespan, Care New England and MGH whose research resonates with the CfNN mission. Although the submitting PI must have a VA appointment at the time of application, project effort can be focused on supporting senior or junior investigators (post-docs, Investigators, Assistant Professors) from an academic or hospital affiliate, toward the goal of expanding the community of researchers engaged in VA rehabilitation research.
Closing Date: 09 November ,2021
Applications will be presented at to the Executive Council (EC) by the associated Focus Area or Core leader for consideration. The submitting PI may also attend the meeting to present the proposal.