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 120 faculty members across 34 departments representing the School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Human Development, School of Nursing, School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Data Science.

In The News

VADC team meets in the Corner Building on August 17, 2023

Core leaders, investigators, and staff from the Virginia Alzheimer's Disease Center (VADC) recently met on August 17, 2023 to discuss center updates and plans for t

UVA research Sanchita Bhatnagar

UVA researcher Sanchita Bhatnagar discovered that tiny bits of RNA, called microRNAs, play an important role in Rett, a rare genetic disorder that can impair children’s ability to speak,

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