Montreal Cochlear Implant Research Network launched, calls for proposals
With the generous support of the Richard and Edith Strauss Foundation, Montreal-based research groups announce the formation of the Montreal Cochlear Implant Research Network. The network currently comprises the Department of Otolaryngology at McGill, the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) at McGill, the Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition (CERNEC) at Université de Montréal, and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR).
This is a broad initiative, designed to take advantage of the impressive concentration of human and infrastructure resources in Montreal. Network researchers have complementary interests and expertise in development, neuroscience, neuro-engineering, language and rehabilitation. They will work to promote high-impact and interdisciplinary research on deafness and cochlear implants, with applications to clinical treatment that will deliver a substantial benefit to all levels of Quebec society. The research network will work to secure additional funding from provincial, federal and international agencies.
The five-year commitment from the Strauss Foundation, plus an accompanying contribution from the Department of Otolaryngology at McGill, have provided the funds to hire a full-time Research Associate in the Department of Otolaryngology, who will facilitate collaboration among network members. The Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music will offer pilot project funding for an innovative research proposal from an interdisciplinary team whose proposal is deemed highly innovative and likely to generate subsequent research support from external sources.
For more information, please contact vincent [dot] gracco [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Vincent L. Gracco), Director of the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music.