University of Virginia – Virginia Tech Carilion
Neuroscience Research Collaboration

Request for Applications

Program Overview

The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech Carilion are offering a joint Seed Funding Program for collaborative research projects in neuroscience. We seek collaborative research proposals between Co-Principal investigators from Virginia Tech Carilion and the University of Virginia. We will award 6-7 one-year grants with funding for up to $75,000 per award for a Co-PI faculty partnership. The Seed Funding Program is designed to bring neuroscience investigators together to tackle important questions and perform transformative work. It is expected that research supported through this mechanism will provide critical preliminary data to support a collaborative extramural research application within one year of the completion of the award. Additionally, both organizations are investing in the program to take full advantage of the combined talent of our faculty and encourage lasting collaborations.


Principal Investigators must have a PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent doctoral level degree. The RFA requires partnership between at least one investigator with a full time faculty appointment at Virginia Tech or a Carilion Clinic investigator with a VTCSOM faculty appointment and one investigator with a full time faculty appointment at the University of Virginia.