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Brain Canada and JDRF are pleased to launch the JDRF Canada – Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants, a program to support research on the development, validation, or implementation of interventions that address mental health concerns in people with type 1 diabetes.

This new funding opportunity is open to research teams of two or more independent investigators from different institutions, or distinct departments within the same institution.

The JDRF Canada – Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants will offer two grants of up to $250,000 each over two years to fund the development and testing of sustainable, scalable approaches that will enable improved support for Canadians who live with type 1 diabetes and are affected by mental health disorders, and will translate into better quality of life and diabetes-related health outcomes for these populations.

Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. JDRF Canada and Brain Canada are committed to excellence through equity, and we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities. 
 
Click here to view the Request for Applications.

Deadline to register: September 15, 2021 at 17:00 ET

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: October 28, 2021 at 17:00 ET

Published on:
June 14, 2021

Brain Canada is pleased to announce the 2021 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship, a grant created in memory of neuroscientist Dr. Hubert van Tol. Due to the current travel restrictions, this year’s award will exceptionally support the virtual attendance of two awardees to an international conference/symposium or training course. 

The Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship is open to all doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows performing research as part of a team that has received a Brain Canada grant. One recipient from each category will be selected by an expert committee to receive up to $1,000. 

Funding for the Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship is thanks to the generous support of the Seger-van Tol family.  

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. 
 
Click here to view the Request for Applications. 
 
Deadline for receipt of Full Application: July 12, 2021 at 16:00 ET

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) and Brain Canada have joined forces to launch the first ever Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program, a new initiative to support the implementation, or continuation, of sex and gender considerations for research.  

Eligible projects include those that (1) have been previously funded by Brain Canada or WBHI, (2) have a grant end date in 2019 or later and (3) focus on aging, neurodegeneration or stroke. Six grants of up to $105,000 will be awarded for a total investment of $630,000 in the amplification of sex and gender-based research.   

The Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants are designed to encourage researchers to incorporate sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA)-driven research hypotheses into their existing work by contributing to overcoming current barriers in research and creating a foundation for sex and gender considerations to become standard practice within the scientific community. 

Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation, and creativity. Brain Canada and WBHI are committed to excellence through equity and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities.  

Click here to view the Request for Applications. 

Deadline to register : July 13, 2021 at 16:00 ET 

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications : September 1st, 2021 at 16:00 ET 

Together, Brain Canada and the ALS Society of Canada are excited to announce the continuation of their much-valued partnership with a $1-million Discovery Grants competition – launching today!  

The Discovery Grant Program is designed to fuel the innovation that will accelerate our understanding of ALS, identify pathways for future therapies and optimize care to improve the quality of life for people and families affected by this devastating disease.  

Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. Brain Canada and ALS Canada are committed to excellence through equity and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities.  

Click here to view the Terms of Reference.

Deadline for receipt of Application: July 5, 2021 (13:00 ET)

 All proposals that meet eligibility criteria will be peer-reviewed by a panel of international ALS experts in order to fund projects with the greatest potential to make a difference in creating a future without ALS. 

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?

Please contact us to obtain a high resolution version of our logo.

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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Email: info@braincanada.ca

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