Registration for CBC Neuroscience Affinity Group

CBC Neuroscience Affinity Group Registration

The CBC Neuroscience Affinity Group is a new funding initiative that supports and accelerates high-risk/high-reward neuroscience research across multiple Chicago institutions. Based on Team Science concepts, the Affinity Groups will engender novel collaborative research proposals that will be funded for up to $250,000 for joint personnel.

The process will include a series of in-person and zoom format meetings, coupled with shepherding and workshopping to potentially yield full-fledged ideas that will be supported by funding a postdoc.

Key Dates:

Date Time
Mon, April 17th 9:00 AM
  • Presentation of the neuroscience group
  • Explanation of process
  • Gather interest across the neuroscience field to cover different levels of neurobiological functions
  • Discuss and prioritize key scientific questions
  • Call for proposals that will be reviewed
Tues, May 30th 5:00 PM
online submission deadline
  • Consolidate groups formation and categorization
  • Deadline for team registration submission online
Mon, June 5th 9:00 AM
Virtual via Zoom
  • Speaker Series - shepherd ideas and community feedback
  • Triage via upvoting
Tues, June 20th 1:00 PM
  • Presentation of developed ideas (15 min pitch)
  • Entire community votes to prioritize top 2/3 proposals
  • All projects continue to be workshopped
  • Grant for 2 selected projects ($250,000/2years to fund joint postdoc and their experiments)

Thank you for your interest in the CBC Neuroscience Affinity Group. Participate in a series of IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS starting April 17, 2023. If you are a neuroscience researcher (faculty or post doc), you are welcome to attend by completing the registration form below. Fields marked with *are required.

A Zoom link for virtual access and the location of where in-person meetings are scheduled to be held will be sent closer to the meeting date.


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NOTE: The form submission is NOT completed until you press the SUBMIT button below AND receive a submission confirmation email from the CBC.