Multiple Sclerosis Society | Brain Canada | Biogen MS Progression Cohort - Call for Letters of Intent
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC), Brain Canada and Biogen are pleased to announce a new and innovative research initiative to study disease progression in people living with MS in Canada. This multi-stakeholder partnership is a novel opportunity to support MS research with the intent to build a national cohort of MS patients. This funding opportunity has the overall goals of serving as an open access tool to stimulate continued MS research in Canada that will benefit the MS patient, research and clinical communities and serve as a resource and model for the study of other neurological diseases.
The competition will be structured in two parts:
• Planning grant: Teams of investigators will first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to seek a planning grant that will enable them to appropriately plan and develop their full application. The planning grant will provide the team(s) with resources to establish a team of researchers that, in collaboration, will design the study and conduct a landscape analysis of current resources that could assist with the development of the cohort. The total funding envelope that is available for the planning grant is up to $250,000 (CAD) for 5 months.
• Full grant: The work prepared with the planning grant will lead to the submission of a full application that will demonstrate the capacity of the team(s) to assemble a cohort of people with MS, collect data using a suitable database/infrastructure from the cohort and commence answering specific questions of this study related to progression in MS. Only one team representing multiple centers in Canada will be selected to receive the full grant. The total funding available is $6,590,000 (CAD) for up to 5 years (with the potential of additional funding depending on additional partners).
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Please visit the MS Society’s MS Progression Cohort page for more information on eligibility, application process, and timelines.
The LOI application deadline is Monday May 8, 2017 at 16:00 EDT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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Due to delays in the LOI panel review date, the deadline for the Full Application for this competition has been extended to the last week of July.
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