The Young IBRO Maternity/Parenthood in Neuroscience Grant aims to support early-career Principal Investigators who are approaching parental leave (either via birth or adoption) by providing supplemental funding.
Pregnancy, maternity leave, adoption leave, and child primary caregiving affect researcher’s continuity in scientific research. Therefore, it results in a disadvantage for early career researchers who are forming their families as they are less competitive to produce results, publish papers and obtain grants.
- Applicants must have been Principal Investigators for seven years or less. Any extended breaks from research (e.g. previous maternity or adoption leave) are accepted and should be justified in the application.
- Applicant must have at least one paper as the corresponding author as a minimal requirement for the status of an independent researcher.
- Applicants must either be pregnant (at least 4 months), have given birth in the last four months before the grant application deadline, or close to adoption, being the primary caregiver.
Awards cover the costs of research such as reagents, facilities expenses, outsourcing experiments or data acquisition to third-party organizations, non-commercial sample or reagents transportation, etc.