Seed Grants

Since its launch, the Harvard Brain Science Initiative has awarded seed grants to support the start of 44 outstanding and creative new neuroscience projects, through three distinct seed grant programs funded largely by philanthropists. These projects take on a wide range of challenging questions in basic neurobiology and neurological disease research: 

The HBI Collaborative Seed Grant Program funds dual investigator teams consisting of one Harvard Medical School faculty member and one Faculty of Arts and Sciences faculty member from the Cambridge campus. These grants support a broad range of fundamental neuroscience research.  

The HBI ALS Seed Grant Program supports a broad range of ALS research that is aimed at advancing biomedical breakthroughs that ultimately enhance our capacity to treat and cure ALS.    

The HBI Bipolar Disorder Seed Grant Program funds research relevant to the basic understanding and eventual treatment of bipolar disorder.