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!

Call for applications: The Bee Foundation For Brain Aneurysm Prevention (TBF) invites proposals 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, Genetics) are encouraged and multidisciplinary proposals that illustrate a multi-faceted approach will be weighted highly.

Financial Grants

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

Project Scope and 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 May 15th, 2024.  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 Date

March 8th, 2024

Application Due Date(s)

May 15th, 2024

Scientific Merit Evaluation*

May 30th, 2024

Advisory Council Approval*

June 15th, 2024

Awards Announcement

June 30th, 2024

Funds Available*

Starting July 1st, 2024

Preliminary Progress Report

January 15th, 2025

Final Results Report

August 1st, 2025

Recognition Award & Short Presentation of Research Proposal

November 2nd, 2024

*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, 2024 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.

2024 TBF Research Grant

Fill in the form below to be eligible for the 2024 Bee Foundation Brain Aneurysm Research Grant

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