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New Funding Opportunity at the Weston Brain Institute - Canada Rapid Response 2017 AD

The Office of Research Services has received the following information which we are forwarding to our e-mail list members:


Canada: Rapid Response 2017

Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases




I am writing on behalf of the Weston Brain Institute, which supports translational research to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.  We are pleased to launch the Canada: Rapid Response 2017 program for Alzheimer’s and related diseases.


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Program Overview


Seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to catalyze the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.


Up to $200,000 over up to 18 months

Disease Groups

This program is run through alternating disease-focused calls

PD-related diseases:

PD, PSP, LBD, MS, prodromes, and vascular contributions to the listed diseases


Closing May 9th

AD-related diseases:

AD, FTD, MCI, prodromes, and vascular contributions to the listed diseases


Now Open



Principal applicants must be at or above the level of postdoctoral researcher and at a CRA qualified institution located in Canada.

Project must involve the development of a therapeutic and/or a tool to help accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging

Program Dates


Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases

Parkinson’s and Related Diseases

Program Information Webinar:

June 12th, 2017 at 1pm EDT (Register here)


LOI Deadline:

July 5th, 2017 at 2pm EDT

May 9th, 2017 at 2pm EDT

Anticipated Award:

December 2017

October 2017





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New for 2017

1.       Projects may request up to $200,000 per project (previous years, $150,000) over up to 18 months


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


For more information, please see the attached Request for Applications (RFA) or visit our website. For specific inquiries, questions, or to receive feedback on whether a proposed project is in scope, please feel free to contact me.


Thank you,



Rachel Reeve, PhD | Senior Research Programs Specialist, Weston Brain Institute | 22 St. Clair Ave. E, Toronto, Canada, M4T 2S3 | +1-416-965-5656 | rachel.reeve@weston.ca | www.westonbraininstitute.ca