Navigation Links
NARSAD announces $12.6 million for new generation of brain and behavior research
Date:1/6/2011

(GREAT NECK, N.Y. JANUARY 6, 2011) NARSAD: The Brain and Behavior Research Fund awards $12.6 million in new research grants, strengthening its investment in the most promising ideas to lead to breakthroughs in understanding and treating mental illness. Two-hundred fourteen brilliant researchers from leading research institutions on six continents have been selected from more than 1,000 applicants to receive Young Investigator grant awards to support their innovative research. Since 1987 NARSAD has been leading the development of the mental health research field and has awarded more than $274 million in 4,046 grants to 3,319 scientists around the world.

Young Investigators represent a new generation of researchers who will pioneer breakthroughs in mental health research. Young Investigator grants are catalysts for additional funding, providing researchers with "proof of concept" for their work. On average, NARSAD Young Investigators have used their grants to leverage an additional 19 times their original grant amount and some have gone on to receive much more than that after proving initial hypotheses with the first NARSAD grant support. Receiving up to $60,000 over two years, Young Investigators pursue brain and behavior research related to schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism ADHD, and anxiety disorders, such as OCD and PTSD.

The 124-member NARSAD Scientific Council, a volunteer group of preeminent mental health researchers leads the rigorous and competitive process of identifying the most promising ideas for NARSAD to fund in grant awards each year. The Young Investigator selection process was led by Scientific Council member Dr. Herbert Meltzer of Vanderbilt University, a founding member of the council.

"The Young Investigator program is a hallmark of NARSAD grants, funding the research of young scientists on the quest to find breakthroughs in the field of mental health," said Benita Shobe, NARSAD president and CEO. "This body of research represents the cutting-edge of brain and behavior research. Young Investigators are selected for their innovation and potential to improve the lives of people living with mental illness through enhanced treatments and therapies and a better understanding of the causes of mental illness."


'/>"/>

Contact: Barbara Wheeler
bwheeler@narsad.org
516-829-0091
NARSAD, The Mental Health Research Association
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Ming T. Tsuang recognized with NARSAD outstanding achievement award for schizophrenia research
2. Wiley-Blackwell announces 102 additional products available through Research4Life
3. IDSA announces first guidelines for treatment of MRSA infections
4. Elsevier Foundation announces 2010 grants for libraries in developing countries
5. ASH announces 2010 merit award winners
6. HFES announces Release of Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 6
7. AAPS announces 2010 Fellows
8. Elsevier announces new partnership with CCS to publish the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
9. Genomic Systems announces moratorium on studying and treating terminal cancer has ended
10. MJFF announces over $10 million in funding for clinical and pre-clinical PD research
11. ESC announces new initiatives for workplace heart health programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Donuts Franchising Company LLC, announced the first national #QuackGivesBack campaign which supported ... , “This was our first franchise-wide Quack Gives Back initiative, and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media enterprise focused ... in efforts to combat lung cancer, announced CURE Media Group President Michael J. Hennessy, ... is honored to team up with Upstage Lung Cancer in order to make major ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... SunView ... customers and employees that are both engaging and easy to use. Coming off ... the software company revealed today its plans to roll out new AI-powered self-service ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due to customer demand, ... expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts for STAT is ... the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating their employees with ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital health platform that ... Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and returning investor ... more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply want to improve ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016  EIP Pharma, LLC ( ... proof-of-mechanism for neflamapimod (previously code named VX-745), with ... clinical trials that demonstrated significant Alzheimer,s disease relevant ... treatment) and Study 303 (6-week treatment) are the ... Alzheimer,s Disease (CTAD) scientific conference in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... A Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant ... (NIH) to Phoenix -based NeuroEM Therapeutics, ... grant will seek to determine an optimal set of ... waves to treat Alzheimer,s Disease. The grant will also ... treat other neurologic disorders such as Parkinson,s Disease and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... New York , December 8, 2016 ... global Diabetes Injection Pens Market is expected to ... compared to US$4.9 bn in 2015. Between the forecast years ... rise at a CAGR of 7.9%. The leading players operating ... A/S, Eli Lilly and Company, AstraZaneca plc., Biocon Ltd., and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: