IBACS is pleased to welcome our affiliates back to the 2023/2024 academic year! We are excited to embark on yet another year of cross-disciplinary and collaborative research.
Please find below some very important Fall 2023 reminders and updates:
Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Large & Small IBACS Seed Grant Funding
Effective Sept 1, 2023, we call for Seed Grant applications from affiliates to fund interdisciplinary research consistent with the IBACS Mission. Large Seed Grant (>10K) applications are time-limited to accommodate GA assignment. Fall deadline is October 2nd 2023; Spring deadline is April 1st 2024. Small Seed Grant applications (<10K) are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Seed funding is intended to support direct research costs such as supplies, participant fees, animal costs, and student support. Review criteria seek innovative, novel, and collaborative projects in the field of brain and cognitive sciences. Postdocs can apply, with a faculty mentor as co-PI. Undergraduates are directed to separate academic/summer funding. For more information on the Seed Grant and other funding programs, including allowable costs, please check our website.
IBACS Publication Awards
The IBACS Publication Award provides a lump-sum up to $1.5K to cover full publication costs, or up to 50% of the costs with a $3K cap on IBACS contribution. The application process is rolling and will close once funds are exhausted. Please visit our award page for more information, including eligibility requirements and the form to apply.
Summer Graduate Fellowships
IBACS Summer 2024 graduate fellowship application opens on December 1, 2023, and will close January 30, 2024. Details can be found on the webpage.
Undergraduate Research Awards
We will be offering IBACS Undergraduate Research Grants this academic year and during the summer. Please note that our dates have changed from past cycles. The academic year application is now open – the Fall application will close on September 18, 2023, and the Spring app will close on February 6, 2024. A separate email with more information will be sent out soon. Our Summer 2024 application will open on December 1, 2023 and close on January 30, 2024. Please visit our undergraduate fellowships page for more information, including deadlines and instructions, as they become available.
IBACS Meeting Support
Please note that our mechanism for applying for meeting support is changing. Instead of applying through our small seed grant application, please visit our meeting support page. IBACS offers meeting, workshop, or conference support (either one-time or recurring) to IBACS affiliates and external/non-profit organizations. The event must relate to the Institute’s mission. The deadline is rolling and funds are limited, so the application will close once funds are exhausted.
Travel Awards Program
The IBACS Travel Award Program funds up to ten $500 awards to be used for meeting/conference travel expenses where data will be presented that was directly supported by IBACS. These awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-docs. This program operates with a rolling deadline. Please visit the travel award webpage for more information.
Arjona Desks Available
There are desk spaces available for graduate students and sponsored undergraduates working in IBACS-affiliated labs in Arjona 311. Please contact Crystal to sign out a desk.
Arjona Meeting Space Available
IBACS has some Arjona meeting spaces available for use by affiliates, including OWL/hybrid support. Room booking requests and OWL reservations should go through Crystal.
Have something you want to share with our affiliates? Please submit to the IBACS soapbox at soapbox.uconn.edu. Anyone can submit on topics such as events, courses, talks, funding opportunities, and more. Our soapbox is sent out on our listserv every Monday at 2pm.
Refer a Colleague to IBACS
The Institute is always looking to expand our base of University affiliates, helping researchers network and connect to generate collaborative research. If you know of others in your department that would like to be affiliated with the Institute, please forward this email or recommend they check out the benefits of affiliation on our IBACS website.
Best wishes for a safe and productive year ahead!
John Salamone, Director of Communication and Outreach, IBACS
Inge-Marie Eigsti, Director of Research, IBACS
Emily Myers, Director of Training, IBACS
Crystal Mills, Senior Institute Coordinator, IBACS