Funding Programs

Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) was developed to increase the connectedness, scope, scale, success and impact of neuroscience and mental health research, education and translation in Alberta. CAN’s best avenues for impact are through bringing people together to develop and enhance collaborations. CAN offers six programs to support the collaborative engagement of Alberta’s neuroscience community.

Team Formation

This program is designed to support the development, establishment and expansion of cross-campus collaborations and teams.
The program supports neuroscience and mental health researchers and trainees from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge engaging in initial collaborative discussions, as well as meetings of research groups and networks. The Team Formation Program offers reimbursement of up to $2,500 in travel and meeting costs (within Alberta) to bring researchers together to develop productive collaborations in neuroscience and mental health research and/or translation.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the Team Formation Program Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program.

QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].

FORMS

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Team Formation – Phase 2

Team Formation – Phase 2 is designed to support the expansion of existing cross-campus collaborations and teams focused on neuroscience or mental health research, education or translation in Alberta.
The purpose of this Phase 2 program is to facilitate team activities that are required to develop or advance strategy, programs, robust network organization, team research, education and/or translation projects/products, or other significant elements required for the team to deliver the above. The Team Formation – Phase 2 Program will provide up to $10,000 for a term of up to one year.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the Team Formation Program – Phase 2 Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program.

QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].

FORMS

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Academic Exchange

Campus Alberta Neuroscience Academic Exchange (CANAE) Program
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) offers this program to support neuroscience and mental health exchange visitors to the affiliated Alberta institutions: University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge. The long-term goal of the program is to strengthen research, clinical, education and translation collaborations among the three universities.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the Academic Exchange (CANAE) Program Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program.

QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in applying to this program and require further informaiton, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected], or Dr. Peter Smith, Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta at [email protected].

FORMS

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Trainee Mobility

Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) offers this program to enrich the experience of neuroscience and mental health trainees through increased collaboration and connection across campuses. The Trainee Mobility program supports short-term visits between the three Alberta research institutions: University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge, by neuroscience and mental health trainees. These short-term exchanges will facilitate knowledge-sharing among trainees and scholars across the Campus Alberta Neuroscience network.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the Trainee Mobility Program Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program.

QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].

FORMS

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International Scholars

Campus Alberta Neuroscience International Scholars (CANIS) Program
This program supports short-term, but substantive, visits to Alberta by prominent international neuroscience and mental health scholars. These up-to-two week exchanges will enable knowledge sharing across the Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) network. Through increased international discussion and connection, the CANIS program supports the development and enhancement of inter-campus collaborations within Alberta. Visiting scholars will normally visit two or three of the affiliated Alberta institutions (University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge) during their visit.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the International Scholars (CANIS) Program Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program.

QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].

FORMS

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Program
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) offers the Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Program to enrich the experience of neuroscience and mental health trainees through increased collaboration, skill transfer and mentorship across campuses. We aim to attract the best and brightest new scholars to Alberta, providing them with professional training opportunities and ensuring successful research career trajectories in neuroscience or mental health related fields.

OVERVIEW

These one- or two-year fellowships offer a rich training opportunity in a multi-institutional collaborative research program across CAN’s affiliated institutions: University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge. Recipients of the CAN PDF award will typically carry out their research activities at two of CAN’s affiliated institutions. Recipients will engage in research and training activities at their home institution, while also maintaining significant collaboration and connection to their partner institution.

PARTNERED AWARD – Multiple Sclerosis

In partnership with the Alberta MS Collaboration, Campus Alberta Neuroscience is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition for clinical and research proposals from Alberta-based trainees focused on multiple sclerosis (MS) in the area of neuro-protection and repair.

The Alberta MS Collaboration

Established in 2014, the Alberta MS Collaboration is a multi-stakeholder initiative co-led by Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Alberta MS Network. Other partners include Alberta Economic Development and Trade, Alberta HealthMS Society of Canada and Sanofi Genzyme Canada. Funding for this competition was provided by Sanofi Genzyme Canada.

Click here for more information on the Alberta MS Collaboration.

RESEARCH FOCUS – Neuroprotection and Repair

Current available disease modifying therapies for treating MS target immune modulation; however most patients taking these medications still experience disease progression. More research, from basic science to clinical research that includes clinical trials, is needed to understand and address neurodegeneration and brain repair. Understanding these processes and translating basic science knowledge to clinical practice will result in better strategies for preventing the accumulation of axonal loss leading to permanent disability, or for identifying treatments and approaches capable of reversing damage thereby restoring function. Research plans submitted as part of the application for this competition should be focused in the area of neuro-protection and repair.

Campus Alberta Neuroscience is working with its partners to offer additional Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities in other areas of neuroscience and mental health.

ELIGIBILITY

Funding is available for both clinical and research fellowships in the areas of neuroprotection and care in MS. Please consult the Program Guidelines for specific eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

This competition is now closed.

Timeline:

  • Announcement: July 14, 2017
  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • Notice of Decision: approximately October 31, 2017
  • Earliest Commencement of Funding: December 1, 2017

QUESTIONS

If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Clint Westward at (403) 829-4905 or [email protected]

FORMS

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Conference Support

Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) offers support for organizers of Alberta-based conferences related to neuroscience and mental health research, education, and translation. This program is designed exclusively to support and facilitate trainee attendance at conferences held by CAN’s three affiliated institutions (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge) or by other relevant organizations holding conferences in Alberta. By promoting and facilitating trainee attendance, this program supports the establishment and expansion of cross campus neuroscience and mental health networks and collaborations within Alberta.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the Conference Support Program Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program.

QUESTIONS

If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].

FORMS

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Making an Expense Claim

Travel and Expense Claims Reimbursement Procedure
All successful applicants of a Campus Alberta Neuroscience program must submit a Research Accounting Expense Claim form with original receipts and supporting documentation.

All expense claim forms are reimbursed according to the University of Calgary’s Travel and Expense Claim Handbook . The process for submitting claims may vary slightly depending on the applicant’s home institution. Please see the Program Expense Claim Guidelines before submitting an expense claim.

Note to CANAE Award Recipients:

The procedure for submitting expense claims and receiving reimbursement differs for recipients of the Campus Alberta Neuroscience Academic Exchange (CANAE) award. Please consult the CANAE Program Guidelines for more information. Questions regarding CANAE Program claims and reimbursements should be directed to Dr. Peter Smith, Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta, at peter.a.smith (at) ualberta.ca.

If you have any questions in regard to completion of the Expense Claim form, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].

FORMS

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Partnered Opportunities

Campus Alberta Neuroscience works with its partners to increase capacity and impact of Alberta neuroscience and mental health research through partnered funding opportunities.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES


There are no partnered opportunities available at this time.

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