TBF Research Grant


Too often the signs of brain aneurysms go unnoticed and we lose those we love in the prime of their lives – 30,000 brain aneurysms ruptures per year, 40% resulting in death. Research and awareness are critical to fighting this disease and imagining a world where brain aneurysms can be PREVENTED.

The federal government spends only $2.08 per year on brain aneurysm research for each person afflicted. Lets change those numbers!

The Bee Foundation (TBF) invites proposals for this brain aneurysm research grant that further the mission of reducing the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms. Proposals directed at understanding the early detection, pathophysiology, genetic predisposition, or treatment will take priority. Proposals from a variety of disciplines (including  but not limited to translational neurosciences, neurosurgery, neurology, radiology, and genetics) are encouraged, and multidisciplinary proposals that illustrate a multi-faceted approach will be weighted highly.


2022 TBF Research Grant

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Financial Grants

  • Up to 25,000 total amount to be distributed, but not limited to only 1 awarded applicant
  • Applicants may request up to $25,000

Project Scope & Criteria

The purpose of this program is to promote novel approaches to the early detection and prevention of ruptured cerebral aneurysms, or early emergency and critical care treatment (excluding device therapies). We invite proposals that test an innovative hypothesis or develop new outcomes via interdisciplinary or translational research. Applications with more than one investigator must indicate how the different expertise of the co-investigators will contribute to the overall goals of the project.

  • Funds should not be used solely for the purchase of medical devices
  • Funds will be awarded for pilot projects intended to result in larger future projects
  • Funds should not be requested for honoraria, seminars, or retreats.

Application Guidelines

Priority will be given to those applications with the focus as outlined above.

The proposals must contain the following items:

  1. Face page with grant title, and names, departmental affiliations, and contact information of the co-investigators.
  2. Brief Summary of the project (< 1 page) describing the relevance of the proposed research and how it will advance the field or benefit patients in regard to brain aneurysm research.
  3. Budget in attached format, with a brief (1 page) budget justification.
  4. Biosketch of the investigator (or co-Investigators) and any advisors, in NIH format.
  5. Scientific proposal, not to exceed three single-spaced pages, including specific aims, background/significance, and experimental design/methods. Preliminary data may be included but are not required. Literature cited and IACUC or IRB information (where applicable) are not included in the three-page limit; regulatory approvals may be pending.

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 29, 2022. Each application should be submitted as a single PDF file attachment to Erin Kreszl, TBF Executive Director, at: info@thebeefoundation.org.

Key TBF Brain Aneurysm Research Grant Dates and Application

Posted DateFebruary 11th, 2022
Application Due DateApril 29th, 2022
Scientific Merit Evaluation*May 24th, 2022
Advisory Council Approval*June 15th, 2022
Awards AnnouncementJune 24th, 2022
Funds Available*Starting July 1, 2022
Preliminary Progress ReportJanuary 15th, 2023
Final Results ReportAugust 1, 2023

Recognition Award & Short Presentation of Research Proposal

Fall 2022 & October 7th, 2023

*Proposals will be evaluated by TBF Scientific Advisory Board and approved by TBF Board of Directors.  It is anticipated that funds awarded will be made available starting July 1, 2021 dependent upon each institution’s process. 

Apply for the Brain Aneurysm Research Grant to further the mission of reducing the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms.

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