Open and Upcoming Programs


Open (rolling applications)

Big Ideas: Canada

The Institute is considering a large-scale effort that would provide ~$5-20m in support for pivotal projects to significantly and sustainably advance research in our field. With this call, we are seeking to identify highly impactful ideas for consideration.

Projects must have a significant and sustained impact on accelerating translational research on the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

This program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Of particular interest are ideas that will establish Canada as the world leader in a particular area. Applicants will be notified after submission of the next steps, which may include: Submitting a full application, discuss the idea further with the Institute, refine the idea in another LOI, collaborate on a shared project with other applicant, etc.

Questions or to discuss your idea: please contact Alexandra Stewart at alexandra.stewart@westonbrain.org or +1 (416) 967-7977.

Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada

Funding (up to $1.5m for up to 4 years) for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies with excellent preliminary data.

This program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Applicants may submit an LOI at any time and will be notified of whether to prepare a full Proposal within ~2 months of LOI submission. Please refer to the program details for more information.

Weston Brain Institute Follow-on Funding

Funding (up to $1.5m) to grantees outside the regular granting mechanism in order to avoid delays in supporting exciting, potentially high-reward work based on previous success for grants awarded by the Weston Brain Institute.

This program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Institute grantees may submit a 1-2 page project description at any time and will be notified of whether to prepare a full Proposal within ~2 months of submission. Please refer to the program page for more information.


Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford and International Fellowships: Canada

Please note: The Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford and International Fellowships: Canada programs have concluded and are no longer accepting any applications.

Any applications submitted prior to May 2, 2019 are eligible and will be adjudicated. If you have any questions about your application submitted before May 2, 2019, please contact Matt Sacheli at matthew.sacheli@westonbrain.org.


Upcoming

Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2020

Program opens: September 2019


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