NSF Announces EAGER Awards
The National Science Foundation awarded $10.8 million in Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to fund projects developing new neurotechnologies that may answer fundamental questions about the brain. The 36 awards, worth $300,000 each, will support early-stage research that uses new expertise or involves novel approaches and has the potential to be transformative in the enabling of new technologies.
Awards were granted to researchers from multiple disciplines upon the completion of an internal merit review process by NSF. The grants will provide funding for 76 scientists over two years, including three international collaborations.
“NSF is proud to invest in collaborative, fundamental projects that incubate innovative ideas in this exciting area of inquiry,” NSF Director France Córdova said.
NSF’s EAGER awards support President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative and encourage the development of new neuroscience technologies.