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

Grant Amount: VARIES
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Feb 25, 2013
Sponsor's: Mar 04, 2013

Subject Areas:

Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN) is an international initiative involving research funders in the UK (Medical Research Council), Canada (Canadian Institutes of Heath Research), Germany (DZNE), Belgium (Flanders, VIB), Ireland (Health Research Board / Science Foundation Ireland), Itdaly (Ministry of Health), Slovakia (Slovak Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport), and Spain (ISCIII). The aim of the initiative is to encourage collaborative research between recognised national centres of excellence in neurodegeneration in order to accelerate progress in understanding the mechanisms of disease as well as the identification of new therapeutic approaches.

Applications are restricted to joint bids from Investigators within identified CoEs or CHIR-eligible institutions in Canada. All bids must be submitted through the relevant CoE director or in the case Canadian eligible institutions, the Head of Research Office of the lead institution of the proposal. Only joint trans-national research projects will be funded.

Application Details: This call sets out to encourage the community to think ?outside the box? and stimulate new approaches and creative solutions to the challenges of neurodegeneration research. The call also provides the basis for a two-stage funding approach, under which it is envisaged that Pathfinder grants will provide the Centres of Excellence (CoE) with the opportunity to undertake high risk / high pay off research, which, if successful, would have the potential to win follow-on Programme funding where it is judged there is the potential for impact in the near to medium term. These could be through either targeted translational approaches or as game-changing studies in basic research.Applications must be submitted by email as a PDF copy of the application form to: The application form can be downloaded from the CoEN website. Canadian researcher applicants will be required to submit a budget in CAD to CIHR. Please contact the Canadian contact for detailed information. Applicants should notify their CoEN funding partner of their involvement in a proposal(
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: Martin,Antoinette

Sponsor Contacts:

Ontario, Canada