Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair 

The Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair at UT Southwestern Medical Center (TIBIR) is a comprehensive and transformative approach to how brain injuries are prevented and treated. 

Brain Injury Pilot Projects

We are soliciting proposals for the inaugural 2014 pilot grants competition. The Principal Investigator must be a full-time UT Southwestern faculty member. Proposed research must meet the following criteria:

  • Seek new knowledge or therapeutic approaches to the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of brain injury and repair.
  • Involve research that is otherwise difficult to fund through conventional sources because of the high risk inherent in its early, conceptual-stage nature.

Award:  Up to $150,000 for one year, with a possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Deadline:  Applications must be received in the Dean’s office by June 23, 2014

Click here for proposal criteria and guidelines.


More about TIBIR

We will draw on our depth of technology advances, innovative research, and exemplary patient care as part of a unique collaboration to enhance the treatment and diagnosis of brain injuries.Under the guidance of Hunt Batjer, M.D., Chair of Neurological Surgery, and Mark Goldberg, M.D., Chair of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, the Institute is designed to propel dramatic progress in the understanding and treatment of mild, moderate, and severe brain injuries. TIBIR will explore the full spectrum of brain injuries, including strokes and spinal cord injuries, with a primary focus on traumatic brain injury.

The Institute will approach brain injury with a four-pronged focus:

  • Innovative neuroscience research
  • Clinical translation
  • Education and prevention
  • Comprehensive clinical care