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Funding the very best Canadian neuroscience, fostering collaborative research and accelerating the pace of discovery, in order to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians who suffer from brain disorders.

Current Funding Opportunities

No current funding opportunities

Recently Closed Competitions

Brain Canada Foundation and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research are excited to announce the launch of a new competition, the Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research. 

This award aims to recognize an outstanding publication by a Canadian researcher in the field of spinal cord and brain injury research (including concussion) in the last two years with a $50,000 prize. Applicants will need to demonstrate that their publication includes novel and ground-breaking results that represent a major advancement for the research area and has the potential to generate new hypotheses. The award is open to all active investigators in any phase of their career, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows conducting research at a Canadian institution.

Click here to view the Request for Applications.

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: May 20, 2019 at 16:00 ET

Published on:
March 14, 2019

The Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship has been created in memory of neuroscientist Dr. Hubert van Tol. It is open to all doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows performing research as part of a Brain Canada grant. The travel fellowship is funded by the generous support of the Seger-van Tol family and Brain Canada (with financial support from Health Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund). The student or fellow will be selected on a competitive basis by an expert committee established by Brain Canada.

Click here to view the Request for Application.

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: May 3, 2019 at 16:00 ET

The vision of ALS Canada is to achieve “a future without ALS”, and the vision of Brain Canada is “To understand the brain, in health and illness, to improve lives and achieve societal impact”. Both partners have a strong belief that it is crucial that promising young investigators are nurtured in the early stages of their careers, so they might strive to promote discovery and advancement. Attracting the brightest young minds to ALS research will contribute to a succession plan for the Canadian ALS research community and will nurture and support innovative ideas and compelling breakthroughs across the spectrum of brain-related disease.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference. 

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: May 25, 2018 at 16:00 ET

Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to have some information on your upcoming grant programs.

Please see the link for current funding opportunities.

Is a non-Canadian researcher allowed to participate on a grant?

Most Brain Canada funding is restricted to distribution in Canada.

However, if the matched funding or partner allows for fund disbursal in the US, then a non-Canadian researcher may be able to participate in a grant administered by Brain Canada.

We would like to acknowledge Brain Canada on our website. Could we have a high resolution version of your logo?

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Where can I view the results of the latest competition?

We do not post competition results until the awardees have provided the signed Notice of Conditional grant to Brain Canada. Results will be posted on the Brain Canada website.



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