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Chen Graduate Innovator Grant

The Chen Center for Systems Neuroscience is excited to introduce the Chen Graduate Innovator Grant. We invite graduate students to submit proposals for independent experiments that will be supported by funds provided by the Center. Up to two grants of 10K will be awarded.

 The project must be conceived and driven by the graduate student and should not be an obvious extension of other research in her/his lab. We hope to encourage unique, outside the box thinking, so bring your best ideas and we will fund your project! Collaboration between students in different labs is highly encouraged (although not a necessity).

 Proposals should include: (1) 3-page description of the project (including any figures), and (2) budget justification. The proposal should address how the project is distinct from ongoing research in the student’s lab. Submission deadline is August 1, 2018. Funds are to be used for research purposes only and not for personal expenses. Proposals should contain a signed statement from PI of sponsoring lab(s) indicating support for the project. 

 Please email proposals to

Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Caltech neuroscience faculty members.