July 5, 2017 | Weston Brain Institute: Canada: Rapid Response 2017

Research Area To provide funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward, translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
Funding Amount A maximum of $200,000 over up to 18 months per project.
Sponsor Weston Brain Institute
Description

There are two stages to the application process: Letters of Intent and Proposals. An application requires the submission of a Letter of Intent which will be reviewed by our scientific review committee. Applicants with high potential projects will then be invited to submit a Proposal. Instructions for submitting the Proposal will be forwarded to those invited in July 2017.

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

The Rapid Response program will have multiple calls per year, alternating between two different disease groups (outlined below). Applicants should apply to the group best suited to their project.

AD-related diseases:     PD-related diseases:
o   Alzheimer’s disease o   Parkinson’s disease
o   Frontotemporal dementia o   Progressive supranuclear palsy
o   Mild cognitive impairment o   Dementia with Lewy bodies
o   Prodromes to the above o   Multiple systems atrophy
o   Vascular contributions to the above o   Prodromes to the above
o   Vascular contributions to the above

Eligible Principal Applicants must be researchers working in Canada at least 30% of the time at or above the level of Postdoctoral Fellow, and affiliated with a Canada Revenue Agency-qualified donee institution located in 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”) at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent, with an appointment at the institution from which they are applying.

More information: http://westonbraininstitute.ca/canada-rapid-response-2017/

 Deadlines Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases
LOI Deadline: July 5Parkinson’s and Related Diseases
LOI Deadline has passed