MPower Seeks Proposals in Neuroscience and Aging, Medicine + AI

The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership, MPowering the State (MPower) announced last week that it will fund multiple collaborations between UMCP and UMB, including in the areas of neuroscience and aging as well as medicine + AI.

The 2021 MPower Seed Grant Challenge will promote bi-campus collaborations at two funding levels: up to $50,000 for six months or up to $250,000 for 24 months. The first deadline is rapidly approaching: Notice of Intent to Submit is due August 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

If you are considering applying in one of the areas aligned with the Institute’s goals—neuroscience, aging, and medicine + AI—the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI) grants development team would like to help promote your collaboration. Drs. Joo Yun Jun, who started part-time with the BBI as of July 1, 2021, and Beth Brittan-Powell can help increase your proposal’s competitiveness. Please reach out to them at; they are here to help!

Note that the MPower Seed Grant Challenge is a distinct funding mechanism from the BBI Seed Grant Program, which will be taking place during the fall semester and is intended for intra-campus collaborations (rather than those between UMCP and UMB). The RFP for the BBI Seed Grant Program will be released in the first week of the fall semester.


About the Brain and Behavior Institute: The mission of the BBI is to maximize existing strengths in neuroscience research, education and training at the University of Maryland and to elevate campus neuroscience through innovative, multidisciplinary approaches that expand our research portfolio, develop novel tools and approaches and advance the translation of basic science. A centralized community of neuroscientists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, physical scientists, cognitive scientists and humanities scholars, the BBI looks to solve some of the most pressing problems related to nervous system function and disease.

Published July 7, 2021