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

Grant Amount: UP TO $100,000 OVER TWO YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Apr 10, 2018
Sponsor's: Apr 17, 2018

Subject Areas: Nervous System, Neuroscience, Human Brain Function

The Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada are happy to announce the launch of the Early-Career Capacity Building Grant program. Supported by the Canada Brain Research Fund, the general purpose of the Early-Career Capacity Building Grant program is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. The goal is to reduce the social and economic burden of neurological and mental health problems by prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.

Projects should represent new lines of research and be distinct from other research projects conducted by the investigator. This competition encourages innovative, unorthodox and speculative proposals. It also encourages early-career investigators to capitalize on existing platforms and data repositories to create innovative and sustainable research programs. The research topic will focus on the fundamental properties and mechanisms of the brain and nervous system. Please visit the sponsor's website for full details.

Application Details:

This opportunity is open to individual investigators in the early phase of their careers at a Canadian Institution, within three years of obtaining an independent research position by the deadline to apply. Such an individual normally holds the rank of assistant or associate professor; is able to initiate and direct their own independent lines of research; has full responsibility for the running of their laboratories; has full control of their research funds; and is permitted to supervise graduate students.

All full applications must be submitted using Brain Canada?s electronic grant management system ( Signature of the principal investigator is mandatory for the application to be considered and must be submitted before the deadline; Institutional signatures: Signature of the responsible official of the institution where the principal investigator will conduct the research is required and the applicants should ensure to obtain this signature early enough to meet the deadline.


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.
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Sponsor Contacts:

2155 Guy Street
Suite 900
Montreal, Quebec, Canada