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May 4, 2016

Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship 2016

The Dr. Hubert van Tol travel fellowship has been created in memory of neuroscientist Dr. Hubert van Tol. The fellowship is open to all PhD students and postdoctoral fellows performing research as part of a Brain Canada MIRI or PSG team. The student or fellow will be selected on a competitive basis by an expert committee established by Brain Canada. The committee will award the fellowship based upon the criteria outlined below.

Purpose: To allow PhDs and postdoctoral fellows to attend a major international conference/symposium or training course outside of Canada.

Amount of award: $5,000

Number of awards: One per year

Application deadline: May 31st, 2016.

Eligibility: Open to all PhD students and postdoctoral fellows performing research as part of a Brain Canada MIRI or PSG team.

For more information, please click here

March 23, 2016 - Additional $20M to Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund

U15 - Budget 2016: A Strong Commitment to Scientific Research
Science - Canadian scientists smile as Liberals deliver a déjà vu budget

March 17, 2016

ALS Canada and Brain Canada – 2016 Research Funding Opportunities

ALS Canada and Brain Canada wish to announce the 2016 funding opportunities resulting from their landmark $20 million partnership. The objective of this joint funding program is to support research that is relevant to ALS and related neurological disorders, including primary lateral sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy, and ALS/FTLD (ALS/frontotemporal lobar dementia). The ultimate goal of the ALS Society of Canada and Brain Canada (the Partners) is to prevent or cure these disorders, to slow their progression, and to improve the quality of life for those affected and their families.

Find out more information on the partnership here: http://als.ca/en/news/awareness/als-societies-across-canada-commit-10-million-als-research-and-announce-new

This year’s programs include:
• ALS Canada-Brain Canada Hudson Translational Team Grants
• ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grants
• ALS Canada-Brain Canada Career Transition Award

Please visit https://www.als.ca/en/research/open-calls for details.

March 17, 2016 - Canadian Scientists Contributing To Global Effort To Understand The Brain: A foreword by Brain Canada Foundation President and CEO for the National Post Neurological Conditions campaign – Click here for the full National Post Neurological Conditions campaign.

March 14, 2016 - Message from the Minister of Health - Brain Awareness Week

February 19, 2016 - Groundbreaking research at MUHC sheds new light on 'flexible' brain cells


November 20, 2015

 

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

Brain Canada and Huntington Society of Canada are pleased to announce launch of the “Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks” multi-investigator research initiative (MIRI). This joint initiative will support three-year MIRI research projects which connect clinicians with scientists, and scientists with the HD (Huntington Disease) community, in a manner that can be demonstrated to create a collaborative HD Clinician-to-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Network. The multi-disciplinary and multi-investigator approach emphasized in this initiative is expected to maximize the opportunity for discovery and translational research that will expedite the discovery-to-effective-treatment cycle, while expanding the overall understanding of HD therapy in humans.

Call for Proposals: November 20, 2015
Workshop/ Teleconference Q&A Session: December 15, 2015
Full Proposal Deadline: March 4, 2016, 1600 EST

Click here for the Request for Application
Click here to read a summary of the Teleconference Information Session

November 19, 2015 - ALS research in Canada receives historic $15 million dollar investment : Investments in ground-breaking research will support vision of making ALS treatable by 2024.

Montreal Gazette - Major investment in ALS research thanks to Ice Bucket Challenge
The Globe and Mail - Canadian universities to share funding from Ice Bucket Challenge
MyToba.ca - U of M researchers benefit from Ice Bucket Challenge
CTV News - Universities across Canada to get research funding from Ice Bucket Challenge
The Neuro - News - Scientists and Clinicians at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital receive funding for ALS research

November 13, 2015 - Star reporter Barbara Turnbull honoured at first spinal cord injury symposium since her death - $50,000 research award in her name goes to Montreal-based Dr. Samuel David to study the effects of iron on spinal cord injuries.

McGill University scientist wins top award for spinal cord injury research.

 

September 22, 2015 - Bell invests another $100M in 'Let's Talk' program



September 15, 2015

Focus on Brain Program 2015

Brain Canada and CQDM are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of their joint initiative, Focus on Brain, which focuses on the translation of platform technologies into products and services that will enable drug discovery in the area of neurosciences and mental health.

Call for Proposals: September 15, 2015
LOI Deadline: December 15, 2015

Click here to view Request for Applications
Click here to view answers to FAQs

Please be advised that the online application will be available on or before Friday Sept 25, 2015

September 2, 2015

Watch a video on the Canadian Cancer Society Brain Impact grants.

 

 

 

August 13, 2015

Pre-announcement: 2015 Focus on Brain Program for the development and commercialization of platform technologies in neurosciences

Brain Canada and CQDM are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of their joint initiative: Focus on Brain which focuses on the translation of platform technologies into products and services that will enable drug discovery in the area of neurosciences and mental health.

Call for Proposals: September 15, 2015
LOI Deadline: December 15, 2015

Click here for more details

July 10, 2015

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Brain Canada congratulates Dr. Sandra Black who was named Officer of the Order of Canada “for contributing to improved diagnosis and treatment of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke”. Dr Black is senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto.

The Investiture Ceremony took place July 1st, 2015 in Ottawa, in the presence of the Governor General of Canada. The Order of Canada was created to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

May 26, 2015 - Focus on Brain: $10M for breakthrough technologies to address unmet needs in neurosciences. Click here for more details on the funded projects.
Focus on the brain: RI-MUHC researchers address unmet needs in neurosciences

May 15, 2015

Brain Canada and NeuroDevNet Partnership
Developmental Neurosciences Research Training Awards
Request for Applications

NeuroDevNet and Brain Canada (through the Canada Brain Research Fund) are happy to announce a competition for studentships in developmental neurosciences valued at up to $30,000 per year for a maximum funding term of two years, and postdoctoral fellowships valued at up to $50,000 per year for a maximum funding term of two years. All awards include an additional $5,000 per year career development supplement. In addition, all awardees will be required to attend the NeuroDevNet Annual Brain Development Conference as well as training courses and workshops organized through the NeuroDevNet Training Program.

Click here to view the Request for Application

Deadline for Eligibility: Check with Institution (Click here for instructions)
Deadline for Receipt of Applications: July 15, 2015, 16:00 EST

May 14, 2015 - Brain Canada President and CEO to speak on Our Future: Convergence or Collision Course? at McGill University MBA conference - MBA NEXT 50: Beyond Business As Usual.

May 11, 2015

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Barbara Turnbull
1965 - 2015

Everyone at Brain Canada is heartbroken over the sudden death of Barbara Turnbull. She was a source of great inspiration. She was a constant reminder that patients must be at the center of research, and that every discovery along the way to a cure carries the potential of improving lives.

Barb brought joy and optimism to all among us who had the privilege of knowing her. She made our lives better. She made us better.

She will be missed beyond words. Our thoughts and prayers are with her devoted and loving family.

May 3, 2014 - New 5 km race, donation matching helps boost police service half marathon

April 29, 2015 - Bringing a business-disciplined approach to brain research.
Click here for the pdf version.

April 24, 2015 - UBC researchers discover cause of brain swelling after stroke or injury

March 31, 2015 - Using patients’ own cells to accelerate research into neurological disease

March 23, 2015 - The Golden Age of Neuroscience: A foreword by Brain Canada Foundation President and CEO for the National Post Neurological Conditions campaign – Click here for the full National Post Neurological Conditions campaign

March 23, 2015 - Canadian drug trial could be pivotal for stroke patients

March 16, 2015 - Canadians united for the brain of newborns and infants

March 11, 2015 - Leaders of Major Brain Initiatives Convene for "Global Meeting of the Minds" at Israel Brain Technologies' Braintech 2015 Conference in Tel Aviv

Watch Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada CEO and President, speak at the BrainTech2015 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel (minute 19:59)

one brain. one community.

 

February 27, 2015

RBC-Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth
Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)
Request for Applications

The RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership will support a multi-investigator three-year research project focused on improved delivery of mental health services through the identification and validation of innovative interventions and practices that are cost-effective, and delivered at the right place and time to support both affected individuals and their families. Notably, the funded project will involve a continuing collaboration between researchers, policy-makers, service providers, and those affected by child and youth mental health issues. The collaboration will jointly identify the research questions to be studied, be engaged in the research project itself, and cooperate in the dissemination of the projects' findings to influence policy and practice.

The deadline for the receipt of letters of intent has been extended from Apr 3, 2015 to Apr 7, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

February 19, 2015 - Global News - Ice bucket challenge-funded drug trial gives ALS sufferers new hope

February 10, 2015

Brain Canada in partnership with ALS Canada announces a joint funding opportunity

ALS Canada and Brain Canada wish to announce the 2015 funding opportunities resulting from their landmark $20 million partnership. The objective of this joint funding program is to support research that is relevant to ALS and related neurological disorders, including primary lateral sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy, and ALS/FTLD (ALS/frontotemporal lobar dementia). The ultimate goal of the ALS Society of Canada and Brain Canada is to prevent or cure these disorders, to slow their progression, and to improve the quality of life for those affected and their families.

Click here to learn more

February 4, 2015 - Brain cancer gets big boost in research funding from Canadian Cancer Society in partnership with Brain Canada and federal government


From left to right: Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada; Dr. Janet Rossant, Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dr. Uri Tabori, researcher and recipient of a grant, The Hospital for Sick Children; Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister of Canada; Dr. Michael Taylor, researcher and recipient of a grant, The Hospital for Sick Children; Pamela Fralick President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society; Carl Cadogan, CEO, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.


From left to right: Pamela Fralick President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada; Carl Cadogan, CEO, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada; Chris Sullivan, Board Director, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

January 26, 2015 - ALS Canada funds innovative ALS research in partnership with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada

January 9, 2015

Webinar Announcement
Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada

This webinar will provide information on the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada (http://braincanada.ca/en/AzrieliNeurodev). It will also give an opportunity for Canadian investigators from the three Centers for Collaborative Research in Fragile-X Syndrome funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to cooperate and develop further international contacts and collaboration.

Webinar Details:
When: January 14, 2015, 2:00-3:00PM EST
URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/fxbrain/

Audio Conference Details:
Audio Profile: Premiere NA
Conference Number(s): 1-866-519-2804
Participant Code: 410534

Follow up: To receive a copy of the webinar slideshow, or to connect with potential collaborators, please email us at programs@braincanada.ca. Note that, to connect with potential collaborators, please include a short summary of your research work and your contact information, which will be shared with interested parties.

December 31, 2014

The Province - Year in review: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a cool endeavour

December 18, 2014

The 2015 Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Sponsored Opportunity is now OPEN

Brain Canada’s MIRI grants support multidisciplinary teams for three years and usually provide up to $500,000 a year for a total of $1.5 M. The research focus may be related to any area of neural function and dysfunction, including special senses, neurological and mental health, and may involve biomedical, clinical, health services or population health approaches.

Request for Applications (RFA) announcement: December 18, 2014
Deadline for Letter of Intent: 16.00 EST, February 9, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

Funding Partners:
FRQS
Beyond Batten Disease Foundation

The 2015 Platform Support Grant (PSG) Sponsored Opportunity is now OPEN

Brain Canada’s PSG grants support major research platforms, local, regional or national, that provide enhanced technical and research capability to multiple investigators working in the brain sciences. Grants are for three years and maximum annual grant amounts (including matching funds) are up to $1,000,000.

Request for Applications (RFA) announcement: December 18, 2014
Deadline for Letter of Intent: 16.00 EST, Jan 30, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)


Funding Partners:
FRQS

The 2015 Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program is now OPEN

The Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada is designed to develop new diagnostics, treatment and prevention strategies for neurodevelopmental disorders. The Azrieli Foundation will build on their prior generous investments with a $3.25M commitment, which, matched by Brain Canada, will total to $6.5M of research funding. This funding will be under Brain Canada’s Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) or Platform Support Grants (PSGs) programs.

Request for Applications (RFA) announcement: December 18, 2014
Deadline for Letter of Intent for PSGs: 16:00 EST, Jan 30, 2015
Deadline for Letter of Intent for MIRIs: 16:00 EST, Feb 9, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

December 1, 2014 - ALS Canada Announces Funding for 2014 Discovery Grants in Partnership with Brain Canada

November 21, 2014 - A Beautiful Mind - British Columbia Alzheimer's Research Award Program announces awardees


From left to right: Dr. Alan Winter, President and CEO, Genome BC; Dr. Diane Finegood, President and CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; Dr. Lynn Beattie, President, Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation; and Dr. David Kaplan, Brain Canada Board Director.

VIDEO: Unlocking the Mysteries of Alzheimer's: BC Alzheimer's Research Award, a $7.5M partnership between Brain Canada, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), Genome BC, and The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF).

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Vancouver Sun - Alzheimer’s research projects receive new funding
UBC - Three UBC professors receive $4M for Alzheimer’s research
Lab Product News - $7M supports Alzheimer's research
CTV News Vancouver
CKNW AM980 - Millions for Alzheimer’s research

November 19, 2014 - 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - ALS Societies across Canada commit $10 million to ALS research and announce new partnership with Brain Canada for matching research funding


Celebrating the start of a transformative partnership! From left to right: Brian Parsons (person living with ALS); Dr. David Taylor, Director of Research, ALS Society of Canada; Tammy Moore, CEO, ALS Society of Canada; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO, Brain Canada; Dr. Heather Durham, Chair of the Research Council, ALS Society of Canada; Patrick Merz, Director, ALS Society of Canada.

Sun News - Canada's Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2M
CBC News - Ice Bucket Challenge raised $16.2M for ALS in Canada
CTV News - 'Ice Bucket Challenge' in Canada raised $16M
Northern Life - Remember the ice bucket challenge? It raised $26M in Canada
The Province - Canada raises $16.2M through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Calgary Herald - ALS chief celebrates Ice Bucket Challenge
Vancouver Sun - Ice bucket challenge raised $16.2M for research and support, ALS Societies of Canada says
Montreal Gazette - Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2 million in Canada
The Daily Courier - An unprecedented effort
London Free Press - Canada's Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2M
Edmonton Journal - Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2 million in Canada a
Canada.com- Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16 million of ALS research, support in Canada - atching program means a whopping $20 million to go toward research
International Business Times - Canadian ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2M For ALS Research
Kelowna Now - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions in Canada
Edson Leader - ALS Society makes exciting announcement regarding funds raised
mySteinbach - Manitoba raises over $350,000 from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
AM980 - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2 Million Dollars In Canada
Cold Lake Sun - Ice Bucket Challenge raises more than $16 million

November 7, 2014 - 2013 and 2014 recipients of the Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research announced
Lapresse - Chercheurs honorés
Government of Canada - Université Laval scientists win top award for spinal cord injury research

October 31, 2014 – Announcing our 2014 group of funded projects: Click here to view projects funded under the Multi-Investigator Research Initiative and here to view projects funded under the Platform Support Grants.

October 7, 2014 – Brain Canada announces $7.4 million in funding for six projects in brain and mental health research.


From left to right: Dr. Jean Addington, researcher at Hotchkiss Brain Institute; Mr. Rupert Duchesne, Chair, Board of Directors of Brain Canada; Dr. Samuel Weiss, Director of Hotchkiss Brain Institute; and Dr. Edward McCauley, VP Research at the University of Calgary.

 

September 12, 2014 - Brain Canada partners with Health Canada to announce $51.4 million in national funding of 32 ground-breaking neuroscience research projects


From left to right: Dr. Xiao-Yan Wen, Researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital; Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, VP of Research at St. Michael’s Hospital; Dr. Laurie Morrison, Researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital; Dr. David Kaplan, Senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Brain Canada Board Director; Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister of Canada; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO Brain Canada; Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose with Brain Canada board members. From left to right: Dr. David Kaplan, Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister of Canada, Dr. Catherine Zahn, Mr. Mark Krembil, Inez Jabalpurwala.

September 12, 2014 -Promising Canadian stroke drug receives large research grant

September 11, 2014 - Watch Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada CEO and President, provide remarks and introduce the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, at the 2014 Global Dementia Legacy Event, Ottawa, ON (minute 29:18)

August 18, 2014

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Madame Lucie Chagnon
1929-2014

Everyone at Brain Canada is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Madame Lucie Chagnon from Alzheimer’s disease, on August 17, 2014. The Chagnon Family has been profoundly touched by this devastating disease and their continued commitment to all impacted families is a source of hope and inspiration. Over the years, La Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon has also made a significant difference to the lives of young children in Quebec. This is a testament to Madame Chagnon’s lifelong dedication to her community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chagnon family.

http://fondationchagnon.org/en/news/2014/lucie-chagnon-1929-2014.aspx

July 9th, 2014

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David J. Azrieli
1922-2014

Everyone at Brain Canada is deeply saddened by the death of David J. Azrieli, entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist, founder of the Azrieli Foundation. Mr. Azrieli set the example that each of us has the power to create our own narrative, and that a life filled with passion is very rich indeed. We thank him for all that he gave the world, for the legacy he built with the Azrieli Foundation, and for the lessons he shared. Through these, he will continue to influence and have impact.

http://www.azrielifoundation.org/2014/07/david-j-azrieli-zl/

June 24, 2014 - Watch Brain Canada President and CEO's presentation on public-private partnerships at the Global Dementia Legacy Event in London, UK on June 19th, 2014

May 26, 2014 - Outside the box in neuroscience: CQDM and Brain Canada partner to fund breakthrough technologies to accelerate drug discovery

Click here to view the Request for Applications

From left to right: Diane Gosselin, President and CEO of CQDM; Remi Quiron, Quebec Chief Scientist; Sam David, President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada.

May 25th, 2014

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Marcel Côté: 1942 - 2014

Everyone at Brain Canada is devastated by the sudden death of our beloved Director Marcel Côté. This is an immeasurable loss for Montreal, for Quebec and for Canada. He had the highest intelligence and integrity--but also the biggest heart. We will miss his great insights and humour--but especially his warm friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Marcel Côté saluted at crowded funeral

May 16, 2014 - The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Announces the Weston Brain Institute
Established with $50 million fund aimed at neurodegenerative diseases of aging

Weston foundation creates $50M institute for brain disease research

Weston foundation creates $50M institute to fast-track brain disease research

May 1, 2014 - PM announces research projects for Autism and Alzheimer prevention - Projects Supported in Partnership with Brain Canada, the Azrieli Foundation and the Chagnon Family

From left to right: Mark Krembil, Lili de Grandpré, Vincent Castellucci, Max S. Cynader, The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Rupert Duchesne, Marcel Côté, Hon. W. David Angus, Inez Jabalpurwala.

From left to right: Mario Petraglia, Hugh Blakey, The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Haifa Staiti, Inez Jabalpurwala, Lisa Leung.

Azrieli Foundation Partners with Federal Government in $15 Million Investment in Fragile X and Autism Research in Canada

New Government of Canada funding supports brain health research at U of T Medicine

Largest-ever grant for Alzheimer’s prevention in Canada awarded to CAMH study

Prime Minister announces $3.7M funding for brain research

Feb 7, 2014

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Brain Canada - Canadian Cancer Society Partnership to support Brain and Nervous System Cancer Research.

Brain Canada has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to support more CCSRI Impact Grants focused on brain and nervous system cancer research. The Impact Grant program is intended to contribute to the scientific idea ‘pipeline’ by supporting significant progression in cancer research, from individual investigators or multidisciplinary teams, that are anywhere in the continuum from basic high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic.  Brain Canada will match the Canadian Cancer Society’s contributions dollar for dollar with funds from the Canada Brain Research Fund, to support projects in brain and nervous system cancer research.

Brain Canada’s hope is that this unique partnership between two leading research funders will result in more investments in brain and nervous system cancer research and will encourage collaboration and cross cutting between scientists from the cancer and neuroscience fields.

Researchers in the neurosciences interested in cancer research are encouraged to apply.

Important dates for this competition are as follows:
Deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent: March 25, 2014
Invitations to submit full application issued: June 2014
Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: September 1, 2014
Notification of Award: January 2015
Anticipated start date: February 1, 2015

Click here for further information and to apply:
http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/impact-grants/

January 31, 2014

While serving as Executive Director of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, Brain Canada President and CEO Inez Jabalpurwala was one of the drivers of and helped secure financing for a major, international study on the translation and payback from mental health and neuroscience research.  The study was undertaken by RAND Europe, and just published.  Brain Canada looks forward to incorporating the outcomes of this study into our efforts to accelerate the pace of research, and translating discoveries into outcomes that will benefit patients and their families.
 
To access the report, Mental Health Retrosight, click here.

January 7, 2014

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The CAN Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding research achievements by a young neuroscientist at the early stage of his or her career. This is a reminder that the call for nominations for the 2014 CAN Young Investigator Award is currently open.

More information about the award, the eligibility criteria, and the nomination procedure can be found on the CAN Young Investigator Award webpage
 
The deadline for nominations is February 3rd, 2014.
 
Please do not miss this great opportunity to nominate a deserving young neuroscientist and to showcase excellence in neuroscience research.

December 17, 2013 - New $7.5 Million Fund To Advance BC’s Research Into Alzheimer’s Disease - BC teams seeking solutions to global health issue

December 11, 2013 - Canada Showing International Leadership at G8 Dementia Summit

November 12, 2013 - Brain Canada and partners jointly support five new research teams

November 5, 2013

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MULTI-INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH INITIATIVE

Brain Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its 2013 Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Sponsored Opportunity. Supported in part by the Canada Brain Research Fund, the purpose of these MIRI grants is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. The ultimate goal is to reduce the social and economic burden of neurological and mental health problems by prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.

Important dates for this competition are as follows:

The deadline for the Letters of Intent has been extended to February 11, 2014.
Deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent: 16.00 EST, February 11, 2014
Invitations to submit full application issued: April 18, 2014
Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: 16.00 EST, June 30, 2014
Notification of Award:  September 25, 2014
Funding begins:  Earliest date, January 1, 2015

Click here to view the full announcement
Click here to view the Request for Applications
Click here to apply

For further Information:

About the MIRI competition and application process, please contact Haifa Staiti, Manager Research Programs, at programs@braincanada.ca  or at 647-428-5279

About Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund: http://braincanada.ca

October 31, 2013

PLATFORM SUPPORT GRANTS

Brain Canada is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Platform Support Grants (PSGs) competition. Supported in part by the Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF), the purpose of this new grants program is to support major research platforms that provide national or regional technical capability to multiple neuroscience investigators. 

The PSG program is part of Brain Canada’s new Sponsored Opportunities stream which has been developed in response to feedback from the community. In this new funding stream, 50% of the grant amount recommended by the International Selection Committee will be provided by funding partners to Brain Canada, to be matched from the CBRF. The new Sponsored Opportunities are intended to assist research organizations, agencies, institutions, and individual donors who wish to build capacity and develop research excellence in neuroscience and in specific geographic areas.  Brain Canada will continue to offer Open Funding Opportunities and non-sponsored requests for applications will be announced in the future.

Important dates for this competition are as follows:

Deadline for receipt of Applications: April 11, 2014
Notification of Conditional Award sent: June 16, 2014
Funding begins: Earliest date, July 1, 2014

Click here to view the full announcement
Click here to view the Request for Applications
Click here to view the Expression of Interest Discussion Forum

For further information or questions:

About this PSG competition and application process, please contact Haifa Staiti, Manager Research Programs, at programs@braincanada.ca or at 647-428-5279

About Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund: go to http://braincanada.ca

 

August 7, 2013 - Winner of 2013 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship is Anastassia  Voronova. She is a postdoc in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Department, Hospital for Sick Children.  She will be attending the University of Toronto – Karolinska Institute Exchange course in Developmental and Perinatal Biology course August 18-24, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.

July 8, 2013 -  Bell award winners to probe deeper into the brain

May 22, 2013 - Queen’s University scientist wins top national award for spinal cord research

May 8th, 2013 - Bell and Brain Canada recognized the Ontario-based recipients of the Bell Mental Health Research Training Awards.

First row left to right: Jennie Pouget (CAMH), Nancy Butcher (University of Toronto)
Second row left to right: Mary Deacon (Bell), Andrea Tyrer (CAMH), Cornelia Walther (University of Western Ontario), Guang Yang (The Hospital for Sick Children), Inez Jabalpurwala (Brain Canada)

April 29th, 2013 - Brain Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation collaborate with the Government of Canada to accelerate paradigm-changing research on the brain - First recipients of Multi-Investigator Research Initiative grants announced

CTV News - Brain Canada: Millions granted for stunning new research

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, with members of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Brain Canada, and members from the recipient teams of the Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants.

(l-r)  Dr. Donald Mabbott, Rupert Duchesne, Dr. David Andrews, W. Galen Weston, Dr. Franco Vaccarino, The Honourable Michael H. Wilson, Minister Aglukkaq, Mark Krembil,  Inez Jabalpurwala, Dr. Michel Cayouette, Larry Tanenbaum, Dr. Freda Miller, Allan Taylor, Keith Murai, Artur Kania. 

National Post - ‘Fast and faster’ breakthroughs expected in brain research as project seeks eye test to detect Alzheimers 

April 19th, 2013 - CIBC and Brain Canada join forces to fight brain cancer

From left to right: Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada; Dr. Philip Barker, Montreal Neurological Institute; Lili de Grandpré, Brain Canada; Dr. Guy Rouleau, Montreal Neurological Institute, Sylvain Vinet, CIBC ; Ian Gerald, CIBC – Brain Canada Fellow; Dr. Vincent Castellucci, Brain Canada;  Dr. Louis Collins, Montreal Neurological Institute.

Recipients of the Brain Canada-CIBC Brain Cancer Research Training Awards

April 3rd, 2013 - Brain mapping project aims to help treat brain disorders

Canadian neuroscientists believe they are in a good position to assist with the goal outlined by U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday to unlock the mysteries of the human brain.

March 11th, 2013

Naomi Azrieli - Living As Pioneers
Dr. Naomi Azrieli is Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation. Together with federal funds provided through the Canada Brain Research Fund (a collaboration between the Government of Canada and Brain Canada) the Foundation recently donated $8.5 million over five years to launch the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program.

 

February 18th, 2013

Hon. Yonah Martin: Mental Health - Debates of the Senate (Hansard) 1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 137 

February 18th, 2013

Brain Canada is pleased to share a Request For Proposals from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, on Transformational Neurodegenerative Diseases in Aging. Please click here for more detail. This initiative is well aligned with Brain Canada's Multi-Investigator Research Initiative model and we encourage all interested researchers to apply

 

February 8th, 2013

Bell and Brain Canada announce $1 million research training fund

From left to right: Inez Jabalpurwala, President, Brain Canada; Dr. Max S. Cynader, Director, Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia & Brain Canada Director;  Cory Baimel, Award recipient; Dr. Steven Connor, Award recipient; Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Mental Health Initiative; Clara Hughes, national spokesperson, Bell Let's Talk; The Honourable Yonah Martin, Senator.

 

Brain Canada is proud to support the Bell Let’s Talk Day on February 12, 2013.

 

 

January 12th, 2013

A big brainstorm is on the horizon in neuroscience

 

December 21st, 2012

The Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research 2012 Newsletter

 

December 21st, 2012

Harper Government Applauds One of the Largest Ever Public Private Investments in Health Research

The Chagnon Family and the Azrieli Foundation commit $46 million to Support Canadian Brain Research

Brain Canada is pleased to announce the Chagnon Family - Brain Canada, Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) on Interventions for Prevention of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders.

The purpose of these MIRI grants is to accelerate novel and transformative intervention research that will improve the prevention of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD).  This initiative will reward “outside the box” ideas by supporting research that is truly innovative and may challenge standard paradigms.

Over the next five years, $25 million will be provided by the Chagnon Family and Brain Canada, through the Canada Brain Research Fund.  This will be the largest investment in interventions for prevention of ADRD ever made in this country and sets forth a challenge to fast-track a quantum leap in the field.

Key dates:  deadline for letters of intent, February 22, 2013; and for full applications, July 12, 2013; funding to begin on or after October 14, 2013.

View the full announcement

Request for Applications:  ADRD_MIRI_RFA_EN.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Selection Committee Evaluation Information: Selection_Committee_Evaluation_Information.pdf

For further Information:

About Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund: http://braincanada.ca

About this competition: ADRD_query@braincanada.ca

 

Brain Canada is pleased to announce The Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program, Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI).

The Azrieli Foundation in partnership with Brain Canada will support excellent systems or translational research in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a special focus on ASD and Fragile X syndrome. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to develop new diagnostics, treatment and prevention strategies for neurodevelopmental disorders, to reduce their economic and social burden on Canadians, and to improve the quality of life for those affected by neurodevelopmental disorders and their families.

Over the next five years, $7.5 million will be provided by The Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada, through the Canada Brain Research Fund.

Key dates:  deadline for letters of intent, April 5, 2013; and for full applications, August 16, 2013; funding to begin on or after November 18, 2013.

View the full announcement

Request for ApplicationsNEURODEV_MIRI_RFA_EN.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions:  FAQs, including important information about an opportunity for collaboration with NIH-funded teams working on Fragile X

 

For further Information:
About Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund: http://braincanada.ca/
About this competition: Neurodev@braincanada.ca.

 

May 3rd, 2012

On May 3rd, 2012, Brain Canada’s Board of Directors and staff joined the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, for the Government of Canada announcement of the Canada Brain Research Fund.

Harper Government Announces Funding to Support Brain Research

Factsheet: Brain Canada's Brain Research Fund

CAN welcomes the launch of the Canada Brain Research Fund

Government of Canada Makes History With Unprecedented Investment in Public/Private Partnership for Brain Research

June 6, 2011

Brain Canada applauds budget commitment for research and treatment of brain disorders. Federal commitment of $100 million will match private funds to address diseases affecting 1 in 3 canadians.