The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for the second cycle of the Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards. These grant awards support pairs of investigators and their teams to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to address critical challenges in the fields of neurodegenerative disease and fundamental neuroscience. Awards for a period of 18 months, after which successful projects will be eligible to apply for additional four-year acceleration grants that build on pilot phase studies. Collaborative Pairs teams will benefit from the support, mentoring and collaborative interactions of the Challenge Network, as well as interactions with the broader CZ Science programs and grantee network.
Building on the successes of the Challenge Network and the first cycle of Collaborative Pairs, CAI is now pleased to invite applications for a new Request for Applications (RFA) that supports Cycle 2 of the Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards. For this new cycle of the Collaborative Pairs, the Foundation is excited to broaden the scope of their network to also support investigations into areas of fundamental neuroscience beyond neurodegenerative disease, in particular in areas where there is potential for complementarity or synergy with their existing work in the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network and/or other CZ Science program areas. This expanded RFA scope includes basic investigations into the cellular, molecular and circuit mechanisms of memory and cognition and the neuroscience of sleep.
The Collaborative Pairs program will be a two-phase process:
For additional information, see: https://apply.chanzuckerberg.com/protected/r/FkmBTc_C-GJ6iD28zx8OmMjdxwM6qbz1XFuiwusn6cZ4-RtQsIF4fyppqdL_YJHro10SbKrlytD6iqBjiod5HQ==/NDCN_Collaborative_Pairs_Cycle_2_Announcement_and_Instructions.pdf#page=2
For examples of potential areas that would be within scope for this program, see: https://apply.chanzuckerberg.com/protected/r/FkmBTc_C-GJ6iD28zx8OmMjdxwM6qbz1XFuiwusn6cZ4-RtQsIF4fyppqdL_YJHro10SbKrlytD6iqBjiod5HQ==/NDCN_Collaborative_Pairs_Cycle_2_Announcement_and_Instructions.pdf#page=4