The McKnight Scholar Awards are funded by the McKnight Foundation to support early-career new independent investigators in neuroscience research in the USA. Applicants must be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor and be within the first 4 years of this appointment at a US research institution. The Awards provide funding of 75,000 USD/year over 3 years. Allowable budget items include salaries and fringe benefits, equipment, supplies, animal costs, tuition, costs for technical services, etc. Indirect costs are not covered by this Award. Applications close on January 1, 2023.