One Mind Announces Request for Proposals for Five New $250,000 Rising Star Research Awards

March 25, 2019 12:01 UTC

New Grantors Support Collaborative Research

RUTHERFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Given the growing challenges of addressing brain illness and injury, One Mind, in collaboration with Janssen Research & Development LLC, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Kaiser Permanente, the Gifford Foundation, and Bettina Bryant, is offering up to five Rising Star Research Awards in 2019. In collaboration with Inscopix, One Mind is also offering up to three supplemental technology grants, each in support of one Rising Star Research Award.

The goal of the Rising Star Research Awards is to recognize and fund promising, early career investigators through a competitive grants process to accelerate research on major neuropsychiatric disorders. Chosen by One Mind's Scientific Advisory Board, each Rising Star Award recipient will receive up to $250,000 to fund research for their studies.

Proposals for a Rising Star Research Award that are directed at understanding fundamental characteristics and biological mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction are within scope, as well as the translation of basic science mechanisms into better diagnostics and treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders. Proposals on schizophrenia and/or depression research are of particular interest. In addition, studies that use existing data and collaborations to accelerate discovery and knowledge are encouraged. A more complete scope and the general award characteristics and eligibility requirements may be found at:

In addition, One Mind is partnering with Inscopix, Inc. to offer a new technology supplement grant for which Rising Star Award applicants can also apply. Inscopix has graciously offered to provide awardees with technology to analyze the electrical dynamics of brain activity, to assist in their Rising Star Award-funded research.

The full application package should be sent via email to on or before May 15, 2019. Those chosen for grants will be notified on or around July 2, 2018.

Select awardees will speak at One Mind’s 25th Music Festival for Brain Health ( on September 14, 2019 at Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, California.

For more information or to apply for the Rising Star Research Awards, please visit

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ONE MIND’s vision is healthy brains for all. Fueled by a belief in open science principles and creating global public-private partnerships, ONE MIND’s mission is to radically accelerate cures for brain illnesses and injuries by funding and fostering scientific collaborations and initiatives. One Mind is dedicated to benefitting all affected by brain illness and injury. Working together, our hopes for the future of brain health are within reach. Together, we are ONE MIND.


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