Rising Star Awards

Identifying and funding critical and cutting edge brain disorders research

Given the challenges of understanding and finding therapies for brain disorders, One Mind Institute’s Rising Star Awards aim to encourage the community of neuroscience researchers to direct their efforts toward collaborative basic and translational science, while supporting the research of emerging leaders in the field.

In 2017, One Mind Institute, in collaboration with Janssen Research and Development, is offering three major awards for research related to brain illness and injury.

Chosen by One Mind Institute's Scientific Advisory Board, each Rising Star recipient will receive up to $250,000 to fund research for their studies.

 

About the Awards

Special consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate a plan to collaborate with relevant One Mind/One Mind Institute-supported research consortia such as TRACK-TBI, NAPLS, or AURORA. Special consideration will also be given to projects that will collect data to CDISC standards, to facilitate FDA-approval of clinically validated treatments. One Mind wishes to promote rapid and open sharing of data to accelerate benefits for patients.

 

The One Mind Rising Star Trauma Translational Research Award

One grant will be offered for research toward novel therapies for brain illness with the objective to advance the translation of scientific knowledge of trauma-based disease mechanisms in neuropsychiatric illness toward benefits to patients and the healthcare system. Specifically, the program will support translational research on innovative targets, with the potential to advance discovery of therapeutic approaches in the near term. The emphasis will be on approaches that provide a viable path toward renormalizing or compensating for biological consequences of trauma (physical or emotional), either newly discovered or already known. This award is not specifically focused to advance the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of brain diseases. One Mind is pleased to offer access to data from the 2,000-patient-cohort TRACK-TBI study for hypothesis generation or retrospective analysis.

 

The One Mind Rising Star Early Diagnostics Basic Research Award

One grant will be offered for research emphasizing innovative strategies and technologies toward the discovery and/or validation of biomarkers to predict risk for, or diagnose the onset of, severe behavioral illness, either neuropsychiatric or substance-use-based. These biomarkers may arise from processes that are either endogenous, microbiomic, related to the biological consequences of trauma (physical or emotional), or newly discovered.

 

The One Mind / Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award

One grant will be offered for research toward novel therapies for psychiatric illness with the objective to advance the translation of scientific knowledge of underlying disease mechanisms in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depression toward benefits to patients and the healthcare system. Specifically, the program supports translational research on innovative targets, with the potential to advance discovery of therapeutic approaches in the near term. The emphasis will be on the approaches that provide a viable path toward renormalizing or compensating for novel biological alterations or those that have already been discovered. This award is not specifically focused to advance the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of psychiatric diseases.

 

Application Process

The deadline for receipt of the full application package is now past. Our thanks go to all those who have applied. Those chosen for grants will be notified on or around August 1, 2017.

For more information on the Rising Star Research Awards, please contact us.

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