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New $40-million investment in Budget 2019: planning stage for future Brain Canada competitions

CBRF News, News | April 10, 2019

Brain Canada is pleased with the Government of Canada's continued support of our partnership through the Canada Brain Research Fund. In the coming months, we will be undertaking a planning exercise to set a framework for the allocation of the additional $40 million in matched funding committed in Budget 2019 (funding starting in 2020). Prior to implementing new programs and disbursing funds, the following steps will take place: a discussion with Health Canada; a meeting with the Research Policy Committee of the Board; and a broader consultation with the research community. The goal of the planning exercise will be to identify priority areas for investment (programs, partnerships and research themes), and appropriate timelines for launching competitions. Brain Canada is committed to ensuring that our process is transparent and fair, and that funding is allocated through open calls that follow best practices. Once this work is completed, we will announce our next steps to the community. We are looking forward to this next exciting chapter.