One Mind Announces Request for Proposals for Three New Rising Star Research Awards

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Collaborative Research Award Named for Former One Mind CEO Peter Chiarelli

March 13, 2018, Rutherford, California – Given the growing challenges of addressing brain illness and injury, One Mind, in collaboration with Janssen Research & Development LLC and Inscopix, Inc., is offering three Rising Star Awards for research related to neuropsychiatric disorders plus the opportunity to obtain a supplemental equipment grant. Chosen by One Mind’s Scientific Advisory Board, each Rising Star Award recipient will receive up to $250,000 to fund research for their studies.

One Mind’s premiering 2018 award, The One Mind Peter Chiarelli Rising Star Collaborative Research Award, is named for One Mind’s former Chief Executive Officer, Peter Chiarelli, General, USA (ret.). As CEO, Chiarelli achieved transformative impact to accelerate neuroscience as a champion of large-scale collaboration and the open sharing of high-quality, replicable data. The award named in his honor incentivizes promising young scientists to collaborate with large-scale neuropsychiatric research consortia to analyze their complex datasets toward innovative solutions to help patients.

Two additional awards will evolve One Mind’s historic Rising Star Award model. The One Mind / Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award in Memory of Jeffrey S. Nye, M.D., Ph.D. will support investigations, focused on a broad range of neuropsychiatric illness and injury, to better understand and to develop novel biological targets to diagnose, prevent or treat these conditions. The One Mind Rising Star Bipolar Disorder Translational Research Award will support research to elucidate the biology of bipolar disorder and to target novel biological mechanisms to diagnose, prevent or treat the disease.

In addition, One Mind is partnering with Inscopix, Inc. to offer a new technology supplement grant for which Rising Star Award applicants can also apply. Inscopix has graciously offered to provide awardees with technology to analyze the electrical dynamics of brain activity, to assist in their Rising Star Award-funded research.

“I am more excited than ever for this year’s Rising Star Awards, in particular for the One Mind Peter Chiarelli Rising Star Collaborative Research Award,” said One Mind’s President, Brandon Staglin. “Pete has been a relentless advocate for efficient open science, and the award in his name will advance that cause by encouraging young scientists to explore the abundant datasets generated by collaborative research enterprises, such as those One Mind has supported for almost two decades. If the history of the Rising Star Awards is any indicator, the proposals that One Mind selects this summer will take patient-focused neuroscience by storm.”

The deadline for receipt of the full application package is May 15, 2018. Those chosen for grants will be notified on or around July 2, 2018.

Awardees will speak at One Mind’s 24th Music Festival for Brain Health ( on September 15, 2018 at Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, California.

For more information or to apply for the Rising Star Research Awards, please visit


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