The CCB currently supports post-doctoral Fellows working at most NIH Institutes with neuroscience research. The fellows's research focus span a wide range of topics related to compulsive behaviors, that include synaptic mechanisms driving compulsive drug taking, neural circuitry that mediates relapse, and behavioral paradigms that promote compulsive overeating.
The CCB tracks the career development of former CCB Fellows, who have gone onto exciting activities in science:
The CCB funds outstanding clinical and basic science researchers who are interested in studying topics aligned with our mission and who hold a strong desire to collaborate with labs in the IRP. In addition to monetary support, CCB Fellows will have access to professional development activities including training on grant-writing, career planning, oral presentations, and leadership skills. Additional activities will include a seminar series designed by CCB Fellows that will feature presentations from both fellows and outside speakers.
In the past, applicants have been asked to submit a research proposal, CV, and mentor letter, among other materials. Examples of fundable projects include studies of brain circuitry involved in the generation of compulsive behaviors (both anatomically or functionally), development of new tools or animal models to study these circuits and behaviors, and development of behavioral tests in research animals or humans to trigger, measure, and/or manipulate compulsive behaviors.
CCB Fellowship applications are typically open in early Spring and are announced in June. To stay up to date with next year’s application cycle, sign up for the listserv (https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=compulsive-behaviors) or send an email with a signup request to Roland Bock.