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External Award: The Weston Brain Institute Funding Opportunities

December 24, 2018
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The Weston Brain Institute is very excited to announce increases to the budget of the Rapid Response program (now $300k), expanding the eligibility criteria into other complementary approaches, and excluding the need for preliminary data for many of their programs. These changes are reflected in the recently launched programs accepting applications. 

Rapid Response: Canada 2019 (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases/ Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases)

  • Program opens: January 2019
  • LOI deadlines: March 13, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT
  • Proposal deadline: July 16, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT
  • Anticipated award notification: September 2019 

Goal: To provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward, translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Funding: A maximum of $300,000 over up to 18 months per project.

Applicant Eligibility: Eligible Principal Applicants must be working in Canada at least 30% of the time at or above the level of Postdoctoral researcher, 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.

If the Principal Applicant is not appointed at the institution from which they are applying, they need to apply with a research supervisor (an “Administrative Supervisor”) who is at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent, with an appointment at the institution from which they are applying.

Applicants may appear in any role on any number of projects.

Project Eligibility: Projects must meet two conditions to be eligible:

  • Be translational research that helps accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging
  • Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool, and/or select complementary approaches (Please refer to the AD/PD Program Details for more information)

Transformational Research: Canada 2019 (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases/ Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases)

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. Encouraging applications at all funding levels from $200,000 to $1,500,000, without need for preliminary data.

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.

Applicants may appear in any role on any number of projects.

Project Eligibility: Projects must meet the following conditions to be eligible:

  • Be translational research (excluding clinical trials and clinical trial sub-studies) that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
    • Clinical trials and clinical trial sub-studies should be submitted to the Early-Phase Clinical Trials or Rapid Response programs; however other translational research using humans or human samples/data is in scope.
  • Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool and/or select complementary approaches (Please refer to the AD/PD Program Details for more information on complementary approaches that are in scope)
  • Program opens: January 2019
  • LOI deadlines: March 13, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT
  • Proposal deadline: July 16, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT
  • Anticipated award notification: September 2019 

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