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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards in Neurodegenerative Disease and Neuroscience

Grant Amount: $200,000 over 18 months
Deadline: LOI due June 22, 2023
Category: Neurodegenerative Disease, Neuroscience,
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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for the second cycle of the Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards to support pairs of investigators and their teams to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to address critical  for collaborative pilot projects to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to address critical challenges in the fields of neurodegenerative disease and fundamental neuroscience.

Phase 1 of the Collaborative Pairs grants RFA will provide seed funds for new interdisciplinary collaborations involving a pair of investigators and their labs to pursue a pilot project towards addressing a critical gap in the field (see section on scope below). Each pair is required to include at least one early or mid-career researcher (less than 10 years in an independent academic PI role). Collaborative Pairs projects will be funded for 18 months ($200,00 total costs/collaboration) for a pilot phase where teams will generate tools and data and further develop their project proposal and team, with the main goal being the development of a project plan for Phase 2.

In Phase 2, Collaborative Pairs teams that received pilot project funding and have successfully progressed their project will be eligible to apply for an acceleration grant award of $400,000 total costs/year/pair for four years ($1.6 million total) to build on the work done in the pilot phase.

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