The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain is dedicated to supporting advances in systems and computational neuroscience with the goal of expanding our understanding of the brain’s internal states. SCGB’s Bridge to Independence (BTI) Award aims to facilitate the transition of the next generation of systems and computational neuroscientists to research independence. Through this effort, we seek to fund scientists doing work consistent with SCGB’s scientific mission, ideally investigating large-scale circuits at single-cell resolution to understand neural dynamics and coding. We especially encourage applications from populations underrepresented in the scientific workforce, including but not limited to: racially underrepresented individuals, women, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. We also encourage applications from the LGBTQ+ community.