2020 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

The Brain Canada Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Grants Program. This program aims to be transformative at a time when it is well recognized that there is a significant funding gap to support and retain our brightest early-career investigators, who are well positioned to make major contributions to Canadian brain research.

Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. Brain Canada is committed to excellence through equity, and we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities. The Future Leaders competitions are open to all new investigators, within five years of their first independent academic appointment, conducting research in the field of neuroscience (any discipline).

Brain Canada recognizes that COVID-19 has impacted early career investigators. For the 2020 Future Leaders competition, we will accept applications from researchers who are within 6 years of starting their first independent research by the Full Application submission.

Click here to view the Request for Applications.

Deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent: November 13, 2020 at 16:00 ET

Applications can be submitted through Brain Canada’s electronic grant management system – SmartSimple (see RFA for details).

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: February 10, 2021 at 16:00 ET