Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
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Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Sep 11, 2017
Sponsor's: Sep 18, 2017

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The Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN) is an international initiative involving research funders in Canada (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, CIHR), Flanders (Vlaams Institute voor Biotechnologie, VIB), France (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), Germany (Deutsches Zentrum f?r Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, DZNE), Italy (Ministero della Salute, MDS), Republic of Ireland (Science Foundation Ireland, SFI), Slovak Republic (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, MESRS), Spain (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII) and the UK (Medical Research Council, MRC).

An aim of the CoEN initiative is to build productive links between research groups within recognised CoEs in neurodegeneration. To this end, it is expected that teams will combine the research strengths across CoEs in at least two partner countries to provide a true value-added collaborative effort that will advance our approach to neurodegeneration research. Projects will address issues which would not readily be funded through the standard grant mechanisms of the CoEN partners, and it is expected that in addition to collaboration across CoEs, projects may also serve to provide a platform for future collaboration with industry. This call will only fund research that has the potential to move the field forward significantly. Incremental studies, embellishment of known mechanisms or biomarker identification from known pathways will be ineligible.

Application Details: Only joint transnational research projects will be funded. Each proposal must involve researchers from at least two CoEs (or eligible institutions) from different countries. Each project should identify a Lead Principal Applicant and one Principal Applicant from each participating country. An investigator may not be a Principal Applicant on more than one project submitted through this call.For Canada, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration and Aging (CCNA) is the designated national CoE, and Canadian applicants must be a member of the CCNA in one of the following roles: a Nominated Principal Investigator, a Principal Investigator or a Co-Applicant. Applicants must use the CoEN application form which can be found on the CoEN website. All applications must be submitted in PDF format by the Lead Principal Applicant to coen(at) by 4pm (BST: GMT+1) on Monday 18 September 2017. Canadian applicants will be required to submit an abbreviated application through CIHR?s electronic portal, ResearchNet. Please contact the Canadian contact listed on the site for detailed information.
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
613 995-6010