May 4, 2018
Several major updates:
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative, Adjacent Fields: Canada. We are encouraging applications from adjacent fields (e.g. computational neuroscience, data science, engineering, etc.) through our Canadian funding programs (i.e. Rapid Response, Transformation Research and Early Phase Clinical Trials, Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford), if these applications meet our other disease and project scope criteria.
To provide more opportunity for Canadian PhD students to travel to and work in renowned research laboratories, we are our now accepting applications through the International Fellowships: Canada program on a rolling basis. Awardees will be notified of the award decision ~ 2 months after their application submission.
Updates published March 29, 2018
Diet, physical activity, sleep and nutritional supplement interventions are now eligible for most Canadian funding programs. Transformational Research: Canada will run on the same schedule with the Rapid Response: Canada program, and both programs will be run approximately twice every 365 days.
Applicants can apply to the Rapid Response or the Transformational Research program depending on the specifics of the project (e.g., length, budget and preliminary data) and choose the disease stream that best suits their project (i.e. Parkinson’s & Related Diseases or Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases). Projects that span both disease streams are still encouraged, we just ask the applicant to choose the stream that best fits their project.