This award has been put on hold and most likely will not be offered in 2015. The award was judged a success, but the Foundation is currently evaluating its philanthropic portfolio.
PURPOSE:The MBL is an international center for application of advanced imaging technology to studies of brain function. The goal of the Grass Imaging Awards is to make this remarkable resource and rich intellectual environment available to the broader scientific community. The Program intends to bring faculty-level individuals to the MBL for four weeks during the month of July. Participants are encouraged to collaborate with members of the MBL NeuroImaging group. Alternatively, they can independently utilize the available core microscopy resources of the MBL, such as confocal, two-photon, structured illumination microscopy, PALM, and STED microscopes.
BENEFITS: Imaging awardees are given the opportunity to utilize the available microscopy resources while gathering data and interacting with other imaging specialists at weekly NeuroImaging seminars and informal meetings. Awardees can also attend Neurobiology Course lectures on the theory and practice of advanced microscopy, if desired. Support will include research supplies, travel, housing and meals at the Marine Biological Laboratory for the individual.
ELIGIBILITY: Faculty-level applicants working in any area of neuroscience are eligible. Priority is given to applicants with needs consonant with the resources of the MBL, particularly those planning to collaborate in the lab of an MBL NeuroImaging investigator. Prior research experience at the MBL is neither required nor disqualifying. International awardees (i.e., not US citizens or resident aliens) must hold an appropriate visa for the duration of the program. The Grass Foundation values diversity in all of its programs.
DURATION: The duration of the program is 4 weeks during July 2014. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the MBL during the entire duration of the award.
APPLICATION: Application forms and instructions are available here.
DEADLINE: Applications (for July 2014) must be received by 20 February 2014. Applicants must ensure that the completed application is submitted by the deadline. Decisions will be announced by April 2014.
SELECTION: The Trustees of The Grass Foundation will judge the scientific merit of the proposed research and its suitability for this program. The Foundation expects to grant up to 3 awards.
A one page flyer of this announcement can be downloaded here in PDF format.