The Newborn Brain Society Early Career Award


We Are Proud to Announce Our First NBS Grant to Advance Fetal and Newborn Brain Care.

The NBS Early Career Award is a program initiated in 2022 to support investigators with a focus on the fetal and neonatal brain. The support mechanism consists of $10,000 with no indirect costs. A no cost extension might be allowed for a second year maximum. We encourage people from under-represented groups in medicine to apply.

The research topic should be focused on advancing fetal or newborn brain care and can be a basic science, translational, quality improvement or clinical project. Successful applicants are expected to present their completed work at the subsequent NBS or PAS Meeting.



  • MD, PhD, or MD/PhD RN, NNP, PT/OT, MPH, allied health professionals applicant who is an NBS member AND either a clinical trainee, post-doc or a junior faculty within 5 years of completion training.
  • Career development awards or equivalent are allowed (e.g. K23, K08, or foundation early career grants) but total current funding must be ≤ $100,000 US dollars equivalent (excluding salary support) per year.


  • A Letter of Support signed by the sponsoring department chair/division chief that confirms support of applicant and funding. View template here .
  • Specific Aims page, Abstract (300 word limit), and an Approach section (No more than 3 pages total using arial 11 font, single space, 0.5 inch margins).
  • Budget and justification: 1 page
  • NIH style Biosketch: Use the sample format on the Biographical Sketch Format Page to prepare this section for all grant applications.
  • Other support form that includes all other funding sources with amounts.


The deadline for the applications is October 1, 2022 by 3pm EST. To apply, go to application.  


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