The Rising Stars Award aims to increase the successful transition and retention of diverse, early career neuroscientists into academic positions by providing funds to make a significant difference in the research endeavors of new faculty from under-represented groups in the US and Canada.
The award supports the research needs of newly recruited, tenure-track faculty members within the first 5 years of their initial appointment, and early career faculty who do not have substantial start-up funds or grant support from other agencies.
Preference will be given to candidates from groups that are underrepresented in neuroscience in North America and Canada, including racial and ethnic minorities (including those with indigenous backgrounds), and people with disabilities. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates from smaller (non-U15) Canadian universities, and from minority serving institutions (MSIs) in the US.
Funds cannot be used for travel or conference-related expenses. The applicant’s university must agree that no indirect or overhead costs will be charged. Applicants who can use this IBRO funding to leverage matching funds from other sources will be viewed favorably.
Successful applicants will submit a signed acceptance letter agreeing to submit reports to the IBRO Secretariat at various stages throughout the funding period.