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New Program Announcement: Neurotechnology Program

The MGH Department of Neurosurgery and CIMIT are pleased to announce the establishment of the Neurotechnology Program. The Program will fund and conduct innovative research on biologic and technologic approaches to protect, augment, and replace neurologic function. The Program will be directed by Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan of the MGH Department of Neurosurgery in conjunction with the following committee members: Dr. Robert Martuza (Neurosurgery) and Drs. Parrish, Baim, Rosen, and Muller (CIMIT).

It is anticipated that 4 to 6 projects with budgets of $25,000 (direct costs) will be funded. Since the intent of this program is to support novel approaches, preliminary data are not required, the application form is brief, and responses will be given within 2 months of receipt of the applications. Participation in this round of funding will be restricted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, BWH, Draper Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, MGH, and MIT.

The Neurosurgery/CIMIT Committee will begin to assess requests for funding in June of 2001. The proposal should include a description of the work to be conducted, its relevance to the Neurotechnology Program, and estimated direct cost. Full details of the application process for New Concept Awards can be found here. Applicants should indicate that this is a New Concept Grant Request for the Neurotechnology Program.



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