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.
At the early stage of an investigator’s career, recently hired faculty are in a strong position to formulate innovative research projects that are “high risk/high reward”, but they often lack the preliminary data required to obtain their first large grant. This program provides an opportunity to develop new lines of research on the fundamental properties and mechanisms of the brain and nervous system, and gather such preliminary data.
The Early-Career Capacity Building Grant has the potential to be transformative at a time when it is well recognized that there is a significant funding gap to support and retain our brightest early-career investigators, who are well positioned to make major contributions to Canadian brain research.
This competition has an overall envelope of $1,000,000 to support 10 projects that last two years each, for a total of $100,000 per project.
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