Research Funding

CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to join the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative initiative to increase understanding of the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders. Applications are being accepted for two funding mechanisms:

  1. CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards: investigator awards for early career academic investigators, especially those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration
  2. CZI Collaborative Science Awards: awards for small group interdisciplinary collaborations that include a physician with active clinical engagement

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RFA Application and Review Process

Details of the Application and Review process are provided in the RFA Instructions for each award (links below). Please read instructions for each RFA carefully, as there are different eligibility requirements, application procedures, and deadlines for the two RFAs. Candidates may only apply to one RFA.

View CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards [Budget: $2.5M, Deadline: April 17, 2018]

View CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards Application Instructions

View CZI Collaborative Science Awards  [Budget: $1.05M, LOI Deadline: April 3, 2018, Invited Application Deadline: June 21, 2018]

View CZI Collaborative Science Awards Application Instructions


For administrative and programmatic inquiries, technical assistance, or other questions pertaining to this RFA, please contact

Note: Please contact UNMC Sponsored Programs Administration (email)for public disclosure requirements for all CZI funded projects.

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