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NeuroTeams

Apply to join a NeuroTeam

Download the NeuroTeam Membership Application Form

  • Please complete a separate application form for each NeuroTeam you would like to apply for. Researchers are encouraged to apply to as many NeuroTeams as would be beneficial to their research.
  • Send completed form to the appropriate NeuroTeam leader, as listed below. The leader will contact you directly following your acceptance into a NeuroTeam.

What is a NeuroTeam?

NeuroTeams are small networks of researchers focused on specific brain and mental health research areas within the NeuroDiscovery Research Framework. Teams are grounded in discovery-based research, operate collaboratively with basic, clinical and population health research members, and take a multidisciplinary approach to brain and mental health research questions. Teams are the vehicles for discoveries, aligned with the team-based funding models of external funding bodies. In addition to setting up researchers for team funding success, the NeuroTeams structure will aid researchers in doing top-quality science, by aligning individuals with shared interests into small, interdisciplinary group.

Why join a NeuroTeam?

Joining a brain and mental health NeuroTeam, led by the HBI, will provide collaborative research opportunities and access to significant support, including: regular meetings with colleagues from across campus working in specialized areas of brain and mental health research; opportunities to join team grant applications; access to internal funding competitions; activities and support directed at trainees in your lab; annual retreats; and additional specialized opportunities, as determined by NeuroTeam leaders.

The Brain and Mental Health Strategic Research Fund was established to fund innovative, interdisciplinary studies in the area of Brain and Mental Health. Proposals must be submitted by at least two Principal Investigators, all of whom must be members of a Brain and Mental Health NeuroTeam.  For full details download the Terms of Reference.

There are 9 initial NeuroTeams:

Find out more about the Brain & Behaviour NeuroTeams

Find out more about the Neural Injury & Repair NeuroTeams

Find out more about the Healthy Brain Aging NeuroTeams

Emerging NeuroTeams Pipeline

Research strengths will change over time, as HBI members develop their programs and new recruits join University of Calgary. Similarly, the community’s needs in brain and mental health research, education and treatment will evolve. To anticipate these changes, we have created a pipeline program called “Emerging NeuroTeams.” This program encourages research in areas that may not meet all criteria for NeuroTeams and provides an opportunity for risk-taking and the exploration of promising new areas. Over time, Emerging NeuroTeams may be added to, or replace, the list of nine NeuroTeams launched in 2015.