Seed Funding

The Brain Institute has created seed funding programs for Transformative Neuroscience Pilot Grant and shared instrumentation, which foster cross-Grounds collaboration and enable collaborations that break down barriers, including providing support and infrastructure for research trainees – students and postdoctoral fellows - that transmit new ideas and approaches between research groups.

Since 2017, we have awarded over $3 million to over 100 faculty members across 34 departments representing the School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, Curry School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Engineering and Applied Science and now the School of Data Science.

In The News

Obesity continues as a public health problem. A new study suggests several reasons why.

UVA leaders on Thursday lauded researchers in a rapid seed-funding program that matched faculty members from different fields to pursue answers to vexing questions.


The latest evidence that genes may not be destiny comes from Kathleen Krol’s study of maternal-infant interactions and how they affect babies’ developing oxytocin systems.