Friends of the Semel Institute Research Scholars Program
The Friends of the Semel Institute is committed to helping develop the next generation of researchers of the mind and brain in health and disease. The backbone of the Friends Scholar Program is starter grants of $25,000 per year for up to two years, focused particularly upon assisting young investigators who are building their careers. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of Semel Institute scientists and board members of The Friends of the Semel Institute. Those receiving a Friends starter award will be named a Friends' Scholar.
Post-doctoral scientists in training at UCLA’s Semel Institute.
Junior faculty (Assistant Professor or equivalent) conducting research in the Semel Institute
Established investigators (Assistant or Associate Professor) launching a new line of research that does not yet have independent support
Strong preference is given to translational research projects that do not currently have adequate financial support.
Expectations of those receiving Friends Starter Award
Friends Scholars will be asked to present updates on their research to the Board Members of the Friends and/or the Institute in general.
Friends Scholars will be asked to attend one or more Friends receptions to meet donors who supported the program.
Friends Scholars will be required to submit to The Friends a year-end report of research progress that may be shared with donors.
For further information contact:
The Friends of the Semel Institute
760 Westwood Plaza, C7-463
Los Angeles, CA 90024