MilliporeSigma Neuroscience Discovery Grant Program

US and Canada customers only


Driven by a desire to improve human health for all, we are building a network of discovery - creating connections, scientists-to-scientists and sharing insights, ideas and expertise with the goal of advancing neuroscience research. It is our goal to support upcoming leaders in their work and recognize the innovation you bring to solving the toughest challenges in neuroscience research.

That’s why we’re inviting you, graduate students across the U.S. and Canada, to apply to our 2017 MilliporeSigma Neuroscience Discovery Award.

The award will be granted to graduate students* who submit applications describing their innovative research and connection to neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disease and future research directions.

The Award Winner will receive Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000 USD) and other Finalists shall each receive One Thousand Dollars ($1,000 USD). Up to five (5) total Prizes will be awarded.


How to Apply:

To enter and qualify, we want you to tell us about your innovative and impactful research. Please click on the Apply Now button and upload the following application materials by June 30, 2017:

  • A curriculum vitae summarizing education, work experience, all publications and external presentations, relevant skills and interests, and leadership activities.
  • An essay (maximum 400 words) on the Participant‘s view of the biggest technical and scientific challenges of current research for the understanding of neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disease.
  • An application statement (maximum 800 words) summarizing the context, relevance and impact of Participant‘s research and connection to neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disease and future research directions.
  • A recommendation letter from Participant‘s advisor discussing what makes Participant stand out and why he/she should be considered as a finalist for the Program

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We look forward to learning more about your innovative research and working together to advance neuroscience discoveries. Finalists will be announced by October 31, 2017 – stay tuned!

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Sponsor may limit review to first 100 complete applications received at their discretion.

*To be eligible for the Program, a Participant must (i) a current graduate student (Ph.D. or Masters) enrolled for at least 2 years OR (ii) recently graduated graduate student (Ph.D. or Masters) at a university or research institution located in the United States or Canada whose graduation date is between December 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018 and (iii) conducting research in neuroscience. Participants who submitted applications in prior years’ Programs are eligible but any prior participants who were finalists are not eligible for the Program.

Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor or its affiliates and their immediate family and household members are not permitted to participate.