Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $75K PA FOR UP TO 3 YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jun 18, 2013
Sponsor's: Jun 25, 2013

Subject Areas: Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Disorders, Schizophrenia, Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Psychotic Disorders

In general, team grants support expert teams of talented and experienced researchers carrying out high-quality research on important health issues best addressed through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach. These teams provide superior research training and mentorship environments, and support the production of new knowledge and the translation of research findings into improved health and health care.

The maintenance, improvement and restoration of human health are of fundamental importance and priority in all countries. Biomedical and health research provide an important basis for the improvement of healthy living. Among the many diseases affecting human health, disorders of the brain are major causes of morbidity, mortality and impaired quality of life. According to estimates by the World Health Organisation (World Health Report 2001), more than one billion people suffer from disorders of the central nervous system. In Europe, disorders of the brain account for approximately one-third of the total burden of all diseases. Thus, neuroscience research and its translation into diagnostic and therapeutic measures are of high priority. In this context, the Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research (NEURON) has been established under the ERA-Net (European Research Area - Networking of research activities) scheme of the European Commission. The goal of the ERA-Net NEURON is to coordinate the research efforts and funding programmes of European countries in the field of disease related neuroscience.

Application Details:

CIHR Team Grant proposals will be evaluated as a single, integrated entity. While each research component included in the application must be meritorious, it is critical to demonstrate that the CIHR Team Grant brings added value, in terms of the approach to improving the health of Canadians or strengthening the Canadian health care system.

The aim of the call is to enable multi-national, collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to mental disorders. The call may receive proposals within the breadth of research from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept clinical studies in human. These may include research on affective disorders, stress-related and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and delusional disorders, substance use disorders, and other mental disorders. Research on dementia is not included in the present call. The ERA-Net NEURON funding organisations particularly wish to promote multi-disciplinary work and to encourage translational research proposals that combine basic and clinical approaches. For more information on the application submission, please consult the European Research Projects on Mental Disorders web site. ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED A SUCCESSFUL LOI WILL BE INVITED TO SUBMIT A FULL APPLICATION. Reminder to applicants: Please ensure that your application is complete (includes all required signatures) and is submitted on time to CIHR.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Russelo,Theresa M
Halbersma,Joseph David

Sponsor Contacts:

160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 941-2672