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Centre for Brain & Mental Health

Chase an Idea in Paediatric Neuroscience 

The 2016 Chase an Idea catalyst grant competition has now closed!
Please stay tuned for our 2017 competition cycle announcement

The Centre for Brain & Mental Health (C-BMH) is pleased to announce the launch of our 2016 Chase an Idea in Paediatric Neuroscience small grant competition!

The Chase an Idea in Paediatric Neuroscience catalyst grant competition is a strategic initiative of the Centre for Brain & Mental Health (C-BMH). The purpose of this competition is to support the discovery of new and potentially groundbreaking ideas that would not receive funding through typical granting agencies. Innovation is key! You must truly be chasing an out-of-the-box; provocative and high risk idea that can move the field of brain and mental health forward.

A suite of catalyst grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded for one-year research projects that are novel and innovative yet based on sound rationale and evidence for feasibility in:

  • Basic or clinical neuroscience or behavioural research OR
  • Knowledge translation or quality management/improvement in clinical neuroscience or behavioural care.

The expected results should enable the subsequent development of peer-reviewed grant applications; change current institutional practice and/or establish or implement new clinical care guidelines. Preliminary data is not required and will not be considered. Ineligible expenses include administration, conference registration and travel fees and overhead.

Eligibility

Principal applicants must hold a full time, faculty level appointment at SickKids. Students, trainees and fellows without staff appointments may be listed as co-applicants or team members but cannot apply as principal applicants.

Successful Chase an Idea applicants must wait at least one competition cycle before they are eligible to apply for another Chase an Idea award. If a Grant Review Committee member wishes to submit an application, they will be excused from the adjudication process and a replacement Committee member will be appointed.

Principal applicants and team members must be registered C-BMH Members in order to qualify for C-BMH funding.

The online application form for C-BMH membership can be accessed here: https://surveys.sickkids.ca/surveys/?s=H4WCYC3JJT

Awards will be provided at the discretion of the Grant Review Committee and based on the grant criteria and the innovative nature of the project submissions.

Grant Categories:

The purpose of this grant is to further brain and/or mental health research through innovation. This grant is open to any aspect of brain and mental health research and is a strategic initiative of the C-BMH.

Principal applicants will only be eligible to receive a maximum award of $50,000. Awards will be provided at the discretion of the Grant Review committee and based on the grant criteria and the innovative nature of the project submissions. Grant Review committee members are eligible to apply for catalyst grants, but will not participate in the adjudication of their own projects.

The 2016 Chase an Idea catalyst grant competition has now closed!
Please stay tuned for our 2017 competition cycle announcement.