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Brain Canada aims to bring relief and hope to the millions of Canadians who are challenged by neurological and psychiatric diseases, disorders, and injuries by supporting world-class neuroscience research. Our research funding is fully directed to support our partnered initiatives and programs, and we do not directly disburse funds to individuals. The recipients of all funds are selected via rigorous peer review by our Science Advisory Forum.



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.


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:

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 for details.