Projects and Pilot Grants
CNAP currently supports three high-quality, high-impact primary projects. All CNAP projects receive two to three years of funding and are expected to meet specific program milestones toward graduation to independent funding status.
The CNAP pilot grant program provides funds to support smaller, short-term projects with a maximum budget of $25,000 in direct costs for seed pilot grants and $100,000 in direct costs for developmental pilot grants (plus institutional indirect costs at the current approved rate).
Over the first several years of CNAP, our investigators have studied a wide range of diseases and disorders that affect brain plasticity including aging and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease), substance and alcohol use disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obesity, and hearing disorders. Researchers study brain function in preclinical models as well as conducting basic and clinical research in humans.Brain regions and circuits studied by CNAP junior investigators