New funding program now open – Brain Health: 2021, Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions

August 5, 2020

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce that a new funding program, Brain Health: 2021 – Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions is now open for applications.

This $7M pilot initiative is designed to support research examining the impact of lifestyle and the microbiome on the maintenance of optimal brain health and, in particular, the prevention or delay of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

In this pilot round, funding of up to $1.5M over three years will be available for Canadian researchers who propose projects that, if successful, will deliver substantial measurable impact on the brain health of Canadians. Projects should aim to evaluate the link between brain health and lifestyle approaches, microbiome constitution, or both.

Please visit our program page to access further information, and documents such as program details and sample applications.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact us by email at brainhealth@westonfoundation.ca or by phone at +1 (416) 967 7822.