The Early Start program provides up to 24 hours of scanning time following the submission of an external grant, thus allowing PIs to begin their research while their proposals are under review and, if their proposals are not funded, providing them with pilot data to strengthen resubmissions. An Early Start award will end when the PI receives notice-of-award of the external grant or one year after approval of the Early Start proposal, whichever comes first. Applications will be accepted at any time. For more information on the Early Start program, please contact Inge-Marie.Eigsti@uconn.edu.
The next deadline for Seed Grant proposals is August 28, 2017.
The Seed Grant Program is intended for both experienced MRI users seeking pilot data and researchers with little or no MRI experience seeking to establish a track record of MRI research.
More information about Seed Grants is available on the Seed Grants page.
After serving as Director since BIRC’s inception, Jay Rueckl will taking a well-earned sabbatical leave. Inge-Marie Eigsti will step in as Acting Director of BIRC. Dr. Eigsti’s imaging research centers on neural circuitry underlying the processing of language and special interests in autism spectrum disorder (see a recent article here).