Launch of the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant Program


Canada First Research Excellence Fund's investment of $150 million in McGill University's Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) and Western University's BrainsCAN marks a pivotal step that will unlock the mysteries of the human mind and lay the groundwork for a pan-Canadian network of collaboration that promises to uncover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders. 

McGill and Western University have developed the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant Program to support impactful research that leverages this unique HBHL and BrainsCAN collaboration.

These grants are designed to potentiate cross-institution, multidisciplinary teams of HBHL and BrainsCAN researchers. They will support:

  • transformational research in neuroscience and neuroinformatics
  • new and established collaborative teams
  • all project types (discovery-based science to end-user translational research) and sizes (smaller foundation projects to multi-year programs)

Eligibility criteria

  • Proposed projects must clearly contribute to the strategic priorities of HBHL and BrainsCAN.
  • Each project must be led by a research team composed of one McGill AND one Western faculty member. These researchers must hold an eligible academic appointment with a significant research component.


Click here for detailed guidelines and the application form.

All applications must be received by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2018.

Please direct any questions to HBHL [at]