Open Call – Whitehall Foundation

Sep 1, 2020 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Subject: Two Grant Opportunities

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is please to announce the call for applications for the following program (click the link below for more information):

Whitehall Foundational Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid
Funding Level: Research Grants $225,000 – Grants in Aid, $30,000, Deadline for LOI: October 1, 2020

The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.


Program 1: Research Grants

Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant. Research grants of up to three years will be provided. A renewal grant with a maximum of two years is possible, but it will be awarded on a competitive basis. Research grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose.

Program 2: Grants-in-Aid

The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity.

Please let CFR know if you are interested in this funding opportunity (

For a list of recent funding opportunities, please visit the CFR website. CFR Calls for Funding

If you have any questions or comments, please contact