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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.



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



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.

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, 2016, 1600 EST

Click here for the Request for Application

Click here to read a summary of the Teleconference Information Session

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