BD Biosciences: Grants for Brain Research

OVERVIEW: BD Biosciences offers research grants for cancer and multiple immunology-related fields.

IP TAKE: Grantseekers should note that brevity is key when applying to BD Biosciences. The abstract is limited to 4,000 characters, which means submissions should stick to the highlights rather than deep detail, but be compelling.

PROFILE: BD Biosciences is a leader in medical diagnostics and research tools. So it’s no great leap that it backs researchera and scientists in their study of disease. Grantseekers in neuroscience should look to their immunology research grant program.

BD Biosciences does not name specific areas of neuroscience research in its grantmaking, so the field appears to be wide open. Its immunology research grants go not only to neuroscience research, but also to investigators in multicolor flow cytometry, cell signaling, stem cell research, immune function, and infectious diseases. They award a total of $140,000 in grants to 14 scientists each year.

To learn more about the research BD Biosciences has supported, explore the grants database.

BD Biosciences grants are available to US-based scientists and research labs. They also fund scientists and labs in select European locations. Grant decisions are made by a panel of judges not affiliated with BD Biosciences. Abstracts are accepted three times a year on the first of January, June, and July.

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