Click the link below to access the Follow-on Funding Request Form.
The purpose of Weston Brain Institute Follow-on Funding is to provide additional funding to grantees outside the regular granting mechanism in order to avoid delays in supporting exciting, potentially high-reward work based on previous success for grants awarded by the Weston Brain Institute.
Weston Brain Institute Follow-on Funding has always been available to Institute grantees. We have now formalized the application and review process to make it easier to apply.
The Weston Brain Institute Follow-on funding process allows for some flexibility in the application, e.g., applications may go directly to the Proposal phase (upon Institute approval), applications do not need to fit in the same budget/timeframe/format of any current Institute core programs (i.e., Rapid Response, Transformational Research, Early Phase Clinical Trials).
Reviews of follow-on funding applications may go through the Institute’s regular granting program, if helpful, or may be reviewed at off-cycle adjudications.
Funding: A maximum of $1.5 million per project. For requests larger than this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: Grantees are encouraged to speak with the Research Programs Specialist responsible for their current or previous grant prior to applying for follow-on funding to determine if the project and/or the applicants are eligible. This step is not mandatory.
Who may apply: Any team member of an Institute awarded grant who is working on, or has completed the project with either meaningful (positive or negative) results.
In addition, he/she must have:
Before applying for follow-on funding, we encourage grantees to share their proposed project with a Research Programs Specialist to confirm project scope and eligibility. While this is not mandatory, it offers a number of benefits, e.g., ensures the idea is in scope before time is spent writing an application, allows Institute to line-up reviewers ahead of submission to ensure shorter review timelines.
An application starts with a 1-2 page request for follow-on funding. The Institute’s scientific review committee will review the follow-on funding application as well as the previously funded grant, including milestone and progress reports. Applications with high potential will be sent invitations and instructions to submit a Proposal.
The review committee may recommend that the Proposal be reviewed at an off-cycle adjudication, or be reviewed with an upcoming program’s adjudication.