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February 2, 2017 - CQDM and Brain Canada join forces again in the funding of two new research projects
to address unmet needs in brain research

December 19, 2016

Brain Canada is pleased to announce the “Brain Canada – Huntington Society of Canada Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks” informational teleconference workshop. This program will support multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator projects that connect clinicians, scientists and the HD community. Applicants are encouraged to participate in this teleconference workshop to help them consider collaboration with other neurological disease researchers.

The teleconference information session regarding this unique funding program will be held on Thursday, December 22nd from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EST). Please confirm your attendance to the workshop at

here for more information.

December 16, 2016 - Ushering in a bold new era for open science

December 16, 2016

Brain Canada is pleased to launch the “Open Neuroscience/Data Sharing” Platform Support Grant (PSG). This initiative will help support the development and maintenance of a large-scale neuroscience network as well as its operating costs for a period of three years. This competition is intended to bring together existing Canadian neuroscience platforms, initiatives and networks, in order to “hardwire” Canadian neuroscience and position Canada as a world leader in this area.
For this competition, there will be a single application. A working subgroup, led by Dr. Alan Evans, has the authority to write the application. If you are interested in joining the network or would like more information, please contact Marc Cuesta, Manager, Science and Programs at
Click here for the Request for Applications.

December 9, 2016

Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)
Improving Health Outcomes and Quality of Life

Brain Canada is pleased to launch the “Improving Health Outcomes and Quality of Life” Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI). This initiative will support three-year MIRI research project(s) that address improving health outcomes, including quality of life, over a reasonably short period of time. This competition is intended to provide opportunities for unorthodox collaborations between multidisciplinary teams of researchers (including social sciences), clinicians, allied-health workers, carers and patients.

Call for Proposals: December 9, 2016
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 8, 2017 16:00 ET
Full Proposal Deadline: July 7, 2017 16:00 ET
Click here for the Request for Applications

December 1, 2016

Brain Canada-Huntington Society of Canada
Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks
Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)

Brain Canada and the Huntington Society of Canada are pleased to launch the “Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks” Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI). This joint initiative will support a three-year MIRI research project which connects clinicians, scientists, and the Huntington disease (HD) community, in a manner that can be demonstrated to create a collaborative HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Network.

UPDATE: Brain Canada and the Huntington Society of Canada are pleased to announce that the funds available for the competition have been increased. The new overall envelope is now of $950,000 over three years allowing to fund one multi-disciplinary grant.

Call for Proposals: December 1, 2016
Workshop/ Teleconference Q&A Session: December 22, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline: February 2, 2017 16:00 ET
Click here for the Request for Applications
Click here to read a summary of the Teleconference Information Session

November 24, 2016 - Congratulations to Brain Canada's President and CEO, Inez Jabalpurwala, for being named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2016!

November 23, 2016

November 10, 2016 - Brain Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada are pleased to announce three recipients of the 2016 New Investigator/Career Change Grant

November 4, 2016 - This week's issue of the scientific journal Neuron features an article highlighting Brain Canada's approach and views on international collaboration and the future of brain research.

November 2, 2016


October 26, 2016 - Brain Canada is hiring! Join our team - Director of Science and Programs

October 21, 2016 - We are pleased to share the abstract of a recent publication by one of our Bell Mental Health Trainees. Dr. Steven Connor received a Bell Mental Health Research Training Award in 2012 to support his work in understanding the cellular basis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). He finished the three-year project earlier this year and generated some exciting insights into how regions of the brain communicate, particularly in animal models of ASD.  This work was published in the prestigious scientific journal Neuron. Please click here to read the scientific abstract.  

October 13, 2016 - Huntington Society of Canada and Brain Canada Announce Recipient of the
HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks Grant Competition


October 3, 2016 - October 2-8, 2016 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. To follow and learn more: @MIAWCanada #MIAW2016

September 13, 2016 - Brain Canada's President and CEO will be speaking at the Coordinating Global Brain Projects conference in New York City on September 19th, 2016.

Watch Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada's President and CEO, speak at the Coordinating Global Brain Projects at Rockefeller University on September 19, 2016 (minute 3:21:18).

September 12, 2016

Brain Canada and Alzheimer Society Research Program 2017 New Investigator/Career Change Grant
Request for Applications

Brain Canada (with the financial support of Health Canada) and the Alzheimer Society Research Program will co-fund one New Investigator/Career Change grant in the amount of $60,000/year for a maximum of 3 years for the Quality of Life stream, and $75,000/year for a maximum of 3 years for the Biomedical stream. The purpose of this program is to support investigators pursuing or interested in pursuing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.

Competition opens: September 12, 2016
Application deadline: 11:59pm EST, November 7, 2016

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to apply.

July 26, 2016 - Brain Canada and the Alzheimer's Association partner to fund Alzheimer's and dementia research in Canada

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