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The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our Transformational Research: Canada 2018 Program to fund transformative, novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research projects with excellent preliminary data.
NEW for 2018
Goal: To provide funding for translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
Funding: A maximum of $1,500,000 over up to 3 years per project.
Applicant Eligibility: Eligible Principal Applicants must be researchers working in Canada at least 30% of the time at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent, and be affiliated with a Canada Revenue Agency-qualified donee institution located in Canada. Co-Applicants/Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or above and can be working outside Canada.
Project Eligibility: Projects must meet the following conditions to be eligible:
Disease Scope: All the Institute’s neurodegenerative diseases of aging are covered by this program (see What We Fund page).
Online System Open for Submission: Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Program Information Webinar: Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 1:00pm EDT
Letter of Intent Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2:00pm EST *DEADLINE EXTENDED*
There are two stages to the application process:
An application for the Transformational Research program requires a Letter of Intent, and applicants with high potential projects are invited to submit a Proposal by early-July 2018. Proposal instructions and feedback from our scientific review committee will be forwarded along with the invitation.
The Weston Brain Institute will be holding an online Program Information Webinar for this funding opportunity on Wednesday, October 25th at 1:00 pm EDT. This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions.
The Institute welcomes inquiries about this request for applications or any of our other funding opportunities. We would be pleased to hear from you at either firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 416-935-4056.