Neuron Impulse

Neuron Impulse is a new grant opportunity for bold and original projects of brilliant researchers whose innovative vision can push the boundaries of their field.

A web app for submitting 2017 applications was going opened till March 31, 2017.
During May and June we will inform all applicants about results of first round.

Date of 2nd round of competition (will be add continuosly):

  • biology: 7th of June (Wednesday), 2 pm
  • computer science: 6th of June (Tuesday), 9:30 am
  • physics: 1st of June (Thursday), 1 pm for category till 33 years old; 3 pm for category till 40 years old
  • chemistry: 5th of June (Monday), 2 pm
  • mathematics: 12th of June (Monday), 3 pm
  • medicine: 5th of June (Monday), 10 am for category till 33 years old; 11 am for category till 40 years old
  • social sciences: 31st of May (Wednesday), 2 pm

Neuron Impulse is designed for young scientists working in the Czech Republic and successful Czech researchers who return back home from abroad to start out on their own with their own research teams. In 2017 we are opening Neuron Impulse grant awards in two different categories:

  • NEW – Neuron Impulse under 33 – applicants with a Ph.D. degree, under 33 years of age (as of 2017), max. grant award CZK 250,000, for research projects lasting 18 months – guidelines here.
  • Neuron Impulse under 40 – applicants with a Ph.D. degree, under 40 years of age (as of 2017), max. grant award CZK 1,000,000, for research projects lasting 2-3 years – guidelines here.

The grant awards are open to basic research projects in the following fields:

A Neuron Impulse grant can be awarded to quality scientific projects selected by the Neuron Fund’s Science Advisory Board made up of some of the best Czech scientists, leaders in their field. Grant awardees are selected on the quality of their project, as well as their professional accomplishments and experience demonstrated as a submitted list of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. We always follow our Code of Ethics and standards to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

The Neuron Fund is the guarantor and coordinator of the grant awards. We are looking forward to your applications and wish you all the best in Neuron Impulse 2017.

Winners of the 2016 grant awards here.


  • Please make sure to read the grant guidelines – Neuron Impulse under 33 and Neuron Impulse under 40.
  • We recommend reading more information under each research field, in the Neuron Fund grant guidelines, and in FAQ section that will help you get familiar with our web app.
  • All applications must be submitted using the web app. Projects submitted using other means will not be considered.
  • In cases where the applicant is slightly over the eligible age, the Neuron Fund may take into account specific details in their professional career with respect to maternity leave or undergraduate studies.

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