Western Receives $66 Million Federal Grant For Brain Research

on September 9, 2016

Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative received a substantial $66 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) today – the largest research grant in the university’s history – providing a significant boost to ongoing research in cognitive neuroscience and imaging at Western.

Already ranked amongst the best in the world in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, Western excels in the breadth of cognitive, computational, clinical, technological, and translational approaches required for understanding and intervening in brain function.

Western will partner with researchers at McGill University, who also received CFREF funding, to leverage complementary expertise to better understand disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, and schizophrenia. The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is also a partner in this initiative.

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