Call for proposal

  Tuesday 3 April 2018

[ CZI NEURODEGENERATION CHALLENGE Collaborative Science Awards | Research Funding ]

Aim: The CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network has three goals: (1) to make fundamental advances toward understanding neurodegeneration; (2) to bring new ideas and talent to the field of neurodegeneration; and (3) to encourage a new type of interdisciplinary collaborative research involving scientists, clinicians and engineers.
The CZI Collaborative Science Awards will fulfill these goals by supporting small group interdisciplinary collaborations. At least one member of the collaboration should be a physician with active clinical engagement in an area relevant to the proposal. These grants are aimed to support innovative, bold, high risk/high impact projects at the interface of basic and disease biology.
Duration: 3 years
Funding: USD $350’000/year ($1.05M total)
Eligibility: All applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent, and must currently hold  independent faculty positions. Collaborations should include two to four principal investigators, at least one of which is a physician which active clinical engagement.
How to Apply: Letter of Intent (LOI) to be submitted first, followed by full applications and in-person interviews by request. Institution support letters and  budget details are not required at the LOI stage, but will be required for full applications.
Application Deadline:       LOI - April 3, 2018 (5 pm PST)
Further information
  • Applicants may apply for either the Early Career award or the Collaborative award, but not both.
  • Contact the Research Office to request an institutional approval form at the full application stage.
  • More information about the Collaborative program is available here.
  • The application portal can be found here.
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office.

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