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

Grant Amount: $25K TO $100K FOR 3 - 12 MTHS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Mar 29, 2017
Sponsor's: Apr 05, 2017

Subject Areas:

The BrainsCAN Accelerator Program is a strategic internal funding opportunity with the explicit goal of increasing and accelerating interdisciplinary research within the BrainsCAN initiative and, where appropriate, with our partners. The Accelerator Awards promote curiosity-driven research and high-impact projects in the area of cognitive neuroscience, with the understanding that these may also be high-risk. This commitment to supporting fundamental, blue-sky scientific research will advance understanding of the brain?in health and disease?across the lifespan. The Accelerator Program is purposefully designed to push the limits of cognitive neuroscience and transform its landscape by supporting high-risk / high-reward research programs that could not be funded through traditional channels.

BrainsCAN Accelerator Program will be following a two-phase approach, Stimulus and Full Accelerator. The initial ?Stimulus? phase will fund the targeted objectives to demonstrate the feasibility of the high-risk elements of a conceptual research program. A Stimulus project application should be focused experiments designed to achieve the critical milestone of a larger conceptual transformative research program.

Application Details: All applicants must hold an eligible academic appointment with a significant research component. Interdisciplinary and diverse research teams are encouraged. A researcher may submit one application per call as a lead applicant. There is no limit to submissions as a co-applicant. Projects must clearly contribute to the strategic priorities of BrainsCAN (See BrainsCAN alignment / Steering document). All project types are acceptable from discovery-based science to end-user translational research. Projects should be novel and not currently funded from any other source.Stimulus Applications, must be submitted to BrainsCAN by 4:30 pm on the deadline date via email to
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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OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada