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University of Toronto and the University of São Paulo issue joint call for proposals for neuroscience & global cities research initiatives

December 7, 2012

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto (U of T) and the University of São Paulo (USP) issued a joint Call for Proposals today, inviting interested researchers from U of T and USP to submit proposals for joint research projects in the areas of neuroscience and global cities – areas of research strength for the two institutions.

The Call, an integral part of a long-term partnership strategy between the two institutions, came during a two-day joint Conference on Neuroscience at the University of São Paulo (USP). The Conference is hosting some of the world’s leading researchers in neuroscience.

The Conference is addressing four key neuroscience topics: aging, behaviour disorders, neurogenetics (the role of genetics in the development and function of the nervous system), neuroimaging (creating and interpreting images of the structure, function or pharmacology of the brain) and neuroanatomy.

U of T President David Naylor is attending the Conference, along with Dean Catharine Whiteside of the Faculty of Medicine and other University officials involved in academic and research partnerships. The two universities are also meeting to discuss collaboration in Global Cities and Innovation, and Oncology.

President Naylor said the visit and conference has been an opportunity to promote the University of Toronto’s activities in Brazil and to nurture the growing partnership between two world-class institutions.

“We at the University of Toronto are honoured to partner with the University of São Paulo, our peer institution here in Brazil,” he said. “Building on the excellence of our faculty, staff, and students, and strengthened by our international partnerships, our two universities are uniquely positioned to help answer the global questions of our time.”

This current Call for Proposals is the first of two, with another planned for summer 2013. The closing date for submissions for this first round is February 28, 2013. A total of five projects will be funded for a maximum of two years and only researchers affiliated with U of T and USP can submit proposals.

Further details about the current call are available via U of T’s Research Alerts service.

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