The Rutgers Brain Health Institute, Rutgers-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology announced awardees in late January of their 2017 Pilot Grant Program in Neuroscience. Assistant Professor Peng Jiang, Assistant Professor, was awarded two of the eight pilot grants! The BHI-RUN-NJIT Pilot Grants in Neuroscience program is a multi-institutional funding program that provides pilot funding to foster basic and translational collaborative research between neuroscientists at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers New Brunswick, Rutgers Newark, and NJIT. This 1-year pilot grant mechanism encourages cross-disciplinary collaborations by requiring that projects be directed by two or more principal investigators from different Rutgers schools or NJIT. Over the past two years the pilot program has funded 18 grants totaling $720,000. The goal of the funding program is to provide seed funding for new collaborative research projects to generate preliminary data necessary for extramural applications to federal, state and private funding agencies. The outcome data show that the 2015 pilot awardees have so far received nine extramural grant awards totaling $5.4 million.Learn more about the pilot grant program.