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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

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.

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

Published on:
March 09, 2018

The Dr. Hubert van Tol travel fellowship has been created in memory of neuroscientist Dr. Hubert van Tol. The fellowship is open to all PhD students and postdoctoral fellows performing research as part of a Brain Canada grant. The grant 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.

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Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: May 1, 2018 at 16:00 ET

Recently Closed Competitions

The Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada are happy to announce the launch of the Early-Career Capacity Building Grant program. Supported by the Canada Brain Research Fund, the general purpose of the Early-Career Capacity Building Grant program is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. The goal is to reduce the social and economic burden of neurological and mental health problems by prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.

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Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: April 17, 2018 at 16:00 ET

Published on:
October 06, 2017

Brain Canada and Parkinson Canada are pleased to launch the Brain Canada – Parkinson Canada Platform Grant.

The Platform Grant is intended to support the development and maintenance of a large-scale Canadian Parkinson Network and Registry (CaPNeR) that is built on the foundation of the established and successful FRQS Quebec Parkinson Network, involving multiple provinces, in the field of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, as well as its operating costs, for a period of three years.

Letter of Intent Deadline: November 13, 2017, 16:00 ET
Full Proposal Deadline: March 30, 2018, 16:00 ET
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Brain Canada and Kids Brain Health Network are partnering together and are pleased to announce a competition for training awards in developmental neurosciences co-funded by Brain Canada (through the Canada Brain Research Fund) and institutional sponsors. These awards will support predoctoral fellowships valued at up to $30,000 per year for a maximum funding term of two years and postdoctoral fellowship valued at up to $50,000 per year for a maximum funding term of two years. All awards include an additional $5,000 per year career development supplement. The awards will be made to outstanding predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows undertaking a program of research training that incorporates original research into the origins, early detection and effective treatment of disorders of brain development.

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Click here to view the Instructions for Institutions
Click here to view a template for the commitment letter

Deadline for commitment letters: June 30, 2017, 16:00 EST
Deadline for applications: August 15, 2017, 16:00 EST

All reference letters must be sent to by 16:00 ET, August 15, 2017

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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