International collaborations driving neurodevelopmental research

Researchers called to join forces to advance research and training through joint pilot project grant competitions

McGill University and The Neuro, with funding from the Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR), have recently launched two pilot project grant competitions; one with the University of Edinburgh and the other with the University of Zurich/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology represented by the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ).

“Neurodevelopmental conditions are complex and require complex research approaches and strategies that cannot always be tackled by a single department, institute, or university,” says Stefano Stifani, Associate Director of Research at The Neuro.

“They require joining forces nationally and internationally to openly share information, data, resources and technologies to advance neurodevelopmental research and drive discoveries.”


Watch to learn more about the advantages of international collaborations. (Music: "Divider" by Chris Zabriskie)

McGill-University of Edinburgh Joint Pilot Project Grant

McGill University and The University of Edinburgh are partnering to establish collaborative research and training opportunities to support work in autism and neurodevelopmental conditions as well as intellectual disabilities with a focus on studies using human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Proposals are invited for up to two 1-year Joint Pilot Project Grants to support new or ongoing collaborations.

The maximum amount that can be requested for each application is C$80,000; each university will contribute C$40,000 per grant.

Apply by August 1, 2022.


Learn more about the 2019 McGill-University of Edinburgh Joint Pilot Project Grant awarded to Dr. Adrien Peyrache (The Neuro, McGill University) and Dr. Emma Wood (University of Edinburgh) for their work on the development of functional thalamocortical circuitry in a rat model of Fragile X Syndrome. (Music: "Divider" by Chris Zabriskie)

McGill-ZNZ Joint Pilot Project Grant

McGill University and the University of Zurich/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology represented by the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ) are partnering in the spirit of Open Science to establish collaborative research and training opportunities in fundamental or clinical/applied research related to neurodevelopmental conditions.

Proposals are invited for up to two 1-year Pilot Project Grants involving investigators at McGill University and ZNZ. Each joint application can request a maximum of C$25,000 from McGill and a maximum of CHF19,000 from ZNZ.

Apply by August 12, 2022.


From scientific partnership to Open Science partnership, learn more about the evolution of the McGill-ZNZ collaboration. (Music: "Divider" by Chris Zabriskie)

Other collaboration opportunities

Neuro-Cambridge Joint Pilot Project Grant

Stay tuned for more information about The Neuro-University of Cambridge Joint Pilot Project Grant launching this autumn. Visit the ACAR website for more information.

Let’s connect!

Institutions or individuals interested in collaborating in the research areas of neurodevelopment, neurodevelopmental conditions or intellectual disabilities can connect with:

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.

 

 

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