CFR Open Call – Neuroscience – Klingenstein Philanthropies

Dec 18, 2020 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Subject: CFR Open Call - Neuroscience - Klingenstein Philanthropies

The Office of Corporate and Foundations Relations is pleased to share this open call for funding from Klingenstein Philanthropies.

UCSC Contact:
Funder: Klingenstein Philanthropies
Opportunity: Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021


The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship supports early-career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Several areas within neuroscience are of particular interest:

  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience. Studies of the mechanisms of neuronal excitability and development, and of the genetic basis of behavior.
  • Neural systems. Studies of the integrative function of the nervous system.
  • Translational research. Studies designed to improve our understanding of the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.


  • The award of $225,000 is payable over a three-year period beginning July 1, 2021
  • No provision is made for institutional overhead, but fringe benefits may be charged to the award.


To qualify for an award, investigators must hold a Ph.D. and/or an M.D, and have completed all research training, including post-doctoral training. Candidates must also meet these four qualifications:

  1. The candidate must have a tenure track appointment or equivalent. A letter indicating the commitment of institutional resources to establish the investigator and the prospects for long-term support by the institution must be provided by an institutional official (e.g., dean), including date of appointment.
  2. The candidate must be an independent investigator at a university, medical center or research institute with no more than four years having passed since completing postdoctoral training and the start of his/her tenure track or equivalent appointment.
  3. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but it’s expected that candidates will be permanent residents of the U.S. and their research will be conducted in U.S. institutions.
  4. Applicants must inform the EAJK Fund of other sources of funding. Although there’s no strict prohibition against holding more than one fellowship at one time, the Fund may take other funding into account when deciding whether to grant an Award.
  5. Applications will be reviewed, and selections made, by a Scientific Advisory Committee of distinguished neuroscientists.

Special Requirements:

Please promptly submit your proposal intake form prior to the UCSC’s Internal Institutional Deadlines. For proposal support, or for any questions about institutional requirements, please send requests and questions to the research development team at A proposal development specialist will field your requests.

Original Call sent: December 16, 2020

The Office Corporate and Foundation Relations is a unit of University Relations. The CFR team creates and maintains mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with private organizations, matching grant initiatives with educational and research programs and centers. CFR supports faculty and staff to identify and approach these and other private foundations and corporations for funding, to assist in strategic positioning of the grant application, and to facilitate funder campus visits.

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

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