UCR Assistant Psychology Professor Awarded $225,000 Research Grant

The grant comes from the Whitehall Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation in the United States

Edward Zagha, assistant psychology professor at the UC Riverside, was awarded a $225,000 research grant from the Whitehall Foundation. The Whitehall Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation focused on assisting basic research in vertebrate (excluding clinical) and invertebrate neurobiology in the United States.

Edward Zagha

Zagha’s research will focus on neural mechanisms of impulse control. These studies aim to reveal how different cortical neurons contribute to action initiation versus action suppression, and enhance our understanding of the neural bases of ADHD and substance abuse disorders.

Whitehall research grants are available to scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the US. Applications are judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal.

Grants of up to three years are provided, and they normally range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year. Zagha was awarded a three-year grant, for $75,000 per year.

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