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Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program

June 01, 2021

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