The Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF) is a public-private partnership established in 2011 designed to encourage Canadians to increase their support for brain research, and maximize the impact and efficiency of those investments. Brain Canada committed to raising $100 million over six years from private and non-governmental sources, which is being matched by the Government of Canada on a 1:1 basis creating a $200-million fund. This fund supports Canadian brain science research to advance knowledge and our understanding of the brain and brain disorders. In 2016, the Government of Canada committed an additional $20 million in matching funds, bringing the total Canada Brain Research Fund to $240 million.
This is the LARGEST PUBLIC-PRIVATE fund in Canadian history devoted to supporting brain research across Canada
This visionary commitment by the Government of Canada will ensure that Canada continues to be among the leaders in the global challenge to understand brain function and brain diseases.
The Canada Brain Research Fund supports three types of grants:
Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Team grants
Platform Support Grants (PSGs)