Applications for the 2017-18 grant cycle will be accepted in late March 2017. Please visit again after February 15 for more details.
The Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation supports research that integrates neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Projects may include experimental research (animal or human) designed to test psychoanalytic propositions or otherwise advance psychoanalytic theory; neuroscience research which uses psychoanalytic hypotheses as guiding principles; or investigations of clinical populations (patients with brain damage or other neurological impairment) which shed new light on brain-mind relationships from a psychoanalytic perspective.
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This is a research grant for investigators at the post-doctoral level or beyond, offered by the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation in New York City. These grants provide recipients with an opportunity to explore a broader approach to the study of the brain and mind. The goal is to facilitate integrated, interdisciplinary career paths for early-career researchers interested in advancing collaboration between the fields of neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Grants of up to $15,000 will be provided to support neuropsychoanalytic research conducted during one academic year at a mentoring institution or laboratory.
Criteria for selection include:
- appropriate training of the candidate for a future research career in neuropsychoanalysis (a range of backgrounds are acceptable, including psychoanalysis, psychology, psychiatry, neurology or other medical specialties, neuroscience, and others)
- feasibility of the research design
- expectation that projected findings of study will significantly advance the dialogue between neuroscience and psychoanalysis by (a) providing strong support for, or challenge to, a specific psychoanalytic construct or hypothesis; and/or (b) shedding new light on an existing field of neuroscientific, neurological, neuropsychological, or psychiatric research, or opening up a new line of inquiry into brain processes, by integrating psychoanalytic perspectives; and/or (c) advancing diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of a mental health disorder.
(The order of these criteria does not indicate a ranking of importance for funding decisions.)
Eligibility & Requirements
The primary investigator at the mentoring institution’s laboratory is responsible for providing research facilities, overseeing the details of the scientific research, and ensuring appropriate ethical review procedures.
- Eligibility: Applicants must hold an M.D. or Ph.D., or anticipate receipt of the degree by the grant start date.
- Place of Tenure: Appointments will be tenable in any university or institution of higher learning in good standing in the U.S. or abroad.
- Timing and Duration: The official grant start date will be September 1, 2016, and appointments are for one year.
- Funds and Payment: The first half of the grant will be paid at the beginning of the grant period; the second half will be paid pending receipt of a six-month progress report (see below). All payments are issued from the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation and paid directly to the Grantee.
- Terms and Obligations: Recipients are expected to comply with the following.
- Report progress to the Foundation at six months and at the completion of the grant period by sending a brief (1-2 pages) report to the Foundation.
- Submit a piece of writing relating to their project for publication on the website of the Neuropsychoanalysis Association. A publication (subject to peer review) in Neuropsychoanalysis or another scientific journal will be expected.
- When possible, attend a subsequent annual Congress of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society to present at research presentation sessions.
- Serve occasionally as junior advisors to future researchers.
- Include an acknowledgement of support from the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation in any publication or formal presentation of research.
- Application procedure: Applicants are required to submit an application, including a research proposal, a copy of their CV, and confirmation of supervision by their respective primary investigators/mentors. Please check back for deadlines when forms for this cycle are available.
To see prior application forms, click here. Our application forms may be revised so please do not submit a proposal at this time.
Contact us at The Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation
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New York, NY 10065