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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 Temer­ty Temer­ty 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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