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Introduced in 2015, the QEII Foundation-Brain Repair Centre Discovery (BRC-D) Grant Program is designed to stimulate creative ideas and innovative research projects with the potential to generate important new discoveries. The funding will enable successful applicants to pursue answers to clinically relevant neuroscience questions, so that findings may ultimately be applied to improve brain health and neurological outcomes for Nova Scotians and Canadians. 

The inaugural QEII Foundation-BRC Discovery Grant, to be awarded in March 2015, will provide funding to a project in brain and/or neurological health that:

  • demonstrates originality and innovation
  • explores novel or potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry
  • has the potential to make a substantial technological impact
The inaugural Discovery Grant was awarded to Dr. Turgay Akay (shown above) in 2016. Learn more about Dr. Akay's research.


For more information about submitting a proposal to the QEII Foundation-BRC Discovery Grant Program, contact Diana Nichols Nelson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902) 494-4011.






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