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Brain Health: 2021 – Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions
Goal: To accelerate the development of lifestyle approaches and an understanding of the contributions of the microbiome in maintaining brain health starting in midlife.
Funding: Up to $1.5 million per project over up to 3 years.
Applicant Eligibility: Principal Applicants must be a researcher working in Canada at least 30% of the time and hold a position at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent. Co-applicants and Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or above and can be working outside Canada.
Applicants may appear in any role on any number of projects.
Project Eligibility: Eligible projects can be Research Questions or Implementation Initiatives.
- Research Questions: Hypothesis-based questions that help accelerate the development of lifestyle approaches or microbiome contributions to brain health.
- Implementation Initiatives: Approaches to address operational questions and/or put findings into practice.
The application process consists of two stages:
- Letters of Intent (LOIs)
To apply, applicants must submit an LOI to the Foundation. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit a Proposal. Each LOI and Proposal is peer-reviewed by a scientific review committee.
LOI Deadline: November 25, 2020
Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2021
SFU Signature Sheet and Application is due to ORS 3 business days before the external deadline.