Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards

Funding Agency:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for a new RFA for collaborative pilot projects to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches for addressing key challenges in the biology of neurodegenerative diseases. Awards are $150,000 in total costs per pair, and successful pilots will be eligible to apply for additional four-year project development grants. Collaborative Pairs teams will benefit from the support and resources of the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network.

Deadlines: Jan. 14, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Each Collaborative Pair must include at least one early- or mid-career investigator, and at least half of the awards will be specifically reserved for Collaborative Pairs that include at least one early-career investigator. See application instructions and eligibility criteria for more details and definitions of early- and mid-career.

There may be more than one application from each institution. However, each eligible investigator may only apply to one or be part of one Collaborative Pairs application.



Funding Type



Women and minorities encouraged


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 14, 2020