Brain Canada invests $889,000 in dementia research 

Brain Canada, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, CIHR-Institute of Aging, Research Manitoba, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, and Fond de Recherche du Quebec (FRQ), are proud to announce the 2023-2024 grant recipients of the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP)! 

These researchers are at the forefront of dementia research, working to transform innovative ideas into impactful solutions. 

Since 1989, the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) has been a cornerstone of dementia research in Canada. It has invested nearly $78 million in grants and awards. The ASRP has two primary goals. The first is to encourage researchers to explore innovative approaches to advancing our understanding of dementia. The second is to enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia, as well as their families and caregivers. 

This year, Brain Canada co-funded fourteen Proof of Concept grants for a total of $689,000 and two New Investigator Operating Grants for a total of $200,000. In all, the foundation contributed $889,000 to the 2023-2024 ASRP program. This makes for a total funding of $1,778,000 with the Alzheimer Society of Canada for these sixteen grants. 

Congratulations to this year’s recipients! 

About the projects funded by Brain Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada: 

Proof of Concept Grants 

New Investigator Operating Grants 

To read the full list of researchers and projects funded, visit 

This funding has been made possible by the Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF), an innovative arrangement between the Government of Canada (through Health Canada), Brain Canada Foundation, and Alzheimer Society of Canada.