The Alberta Initiative was developed in partnership with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR). Its purpose was to retain excellent young neuroscience researchers at three Alberta universities: University of Calgary, University of Alberta and University of Lethbridge. Through this program, Brain Canada (Formerly NeuroScience Canada) provided $597,650 to fund eight fellowships and 22 studentships. These funds were matched by the AHFMR at a ratio of 7:3. An additional $125,000 was allocated to support a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Calgary. A further $75,000 was directed to support a research project led by Dr. James R. Dunn and Dr. Paula Goering: Feasibility Study for a Two-City Demonstration of Supportive Housing for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness.