Funding Updates at Western

Please visit Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western for a list of funding opportunities.

For postdoctoral scholars, there are additional current opportunities and fellowship programs that can be found at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western.

Other Funding Opportunities

Important note: Opportunities are sorted by approaching deadlines. For the most recently posted funding news, look for the "new button" (image on the left).

Business Development Specialist--Career Opportunity at Mitacs

Mitacs is actively seeking for a business development specialist with a recent advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.), ideally from Western.

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Mitacs Accelerate Internship Opportunities--Mitacs

Mitacs have many internship opportunities available to current graduate students or postdoctoral fellows enroled in a Canadian university.

Deadline: Various depending on position
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 Department of Medicine - McMaster University

Position: Post Doctoral Fellow

Deadline: June 1st 2014
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Faculty Grant Program--The Marfan Foundation

The faculty grant program supports two-year grants for basic or clinical research for all disciplines in Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

Deadline: April 27, 2014
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Research Grants--Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation

SRCFC Major Grants support biomedical research in areas of intellectual impairment, such as dyslexia, autism, and Alzheimer's disease.

Deadline: April 30, 2014
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Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship--National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation

The NNPDF invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C, a lethal neuro-degenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.

Deadline: May 1, 2014
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Research Grant--National Rosacea Society

The Scoiety awards grants of $10 000 to $25 000 or higher in special cases for research in rosacea.

Deadline for grant application form: May 1, 2014
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Transformation Research Program--The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

The goal of the Transformational Research program is to provide funding to high potential, translational research that will have transformational impact in neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Deadline: May 2, 2014
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Therapeutic Development Award--Department of Defense

This award supports the preclinical assessment of therapeutics for ALS.

Deadline for pre-application: May 13, 2014
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Therapeutic Idea Award--Department of Defense

This award is designed to promote new ideas that are still in the early stages of development with the potential to yield highly impactful data and new avenues of investigation for novel therapeutics for ALS treatment.

Deadline for pre-application; May 13, 2014
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Innovation Grants--Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK is accepting applications for high-risk, high-reward research that tests new and original ideas, tackling major scientific or technical hurdles in the field of Parkinson's.

Deadline: May 14, 2014, September 10, 2014
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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Alzheimer’s Society (UK) are partnering together to issue this RFP to specially target the development of repurposed drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 

Deadline for Letter of Intent: May 22, 2014
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The A Award--Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

ALSF has a three-year grant designed for the early career scientist who wants to establish their career in pediatric oncology research.

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Clinical Research Awards--Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.

CFFT, the nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate of the CF Foundation, offers competitive awards to support clinical research projects directly related to CF treatment and care.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: June 1, 2014
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W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Frontotemporal Dementia and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Deadline for Letter of Intent: June 6, 2014
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Grant Program--Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's grant program provides critical seed support for cutting-edge scientific research on all cancers of the lung.

Deadline: June 16, 2014
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Mitacs Accelerate PhD Fellowship--Mitacs

Mitacs Accelerate PhD fellowship gives PhD students and their faculty supervisor the opportunity to work closely with a private-sector partner using the latest tools and techniques available to them in both academic and industrial settings.

Deadline: June 18, 2014
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Research Fellowship--The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

Deadline: July 1, 2014 (anticipated)
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The Belmont Forum

Arctic Observing and Research For Sustainability

Deadline: July 31, 2014
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Research Grants--National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society welcomes applications for support of studies related to multiple sclerosis.

Deadline: August 6, 2014
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Aniara Coagulation Research Grant--Aniara

This grant provides $10 000 for "estaablished" investigators and for "students/trainees", to do innovative coagulation/hematology research.

Deadline: October 31, 2014
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CFUW Fellowships and Awards for 2014-2015

The Canadian Federation of University Women have a few fellowships for the upcoming academic year.

Deadline: November 1, 2014
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Various awards--Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program

CCHCSP has three awards available for clinician scientists working in child health research.

Deadline: November 1, 2014
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Myocarditis Heart Failure and Sudden Death Research Program--Myocarditis Foundation

The MF awards funds to support research related to all forms of myocarditis research.

Deadline: December 15, 2014
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Applications accepted throughout the year

Mitacs Globalink

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support student research projects abroad.

  •     Up to $5,000 in research award to Canadian supervisor for student travel expenses
  •     For joint projects with academic collaborators
  •     Partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam
  •     Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students

Applications accepted any time

Internship Opportunity--Ontario Brain Institute

Are you a recent graduate (1-3 years) of a Masters, PhD or Post doc programme in Neuroscience or a related discipline? OBI is currently holding an open call for interested candidates.

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Joint Fund for Graduate Research

Research Western, the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) have formed a partnership.  The maximum amount that will be awarded to each successful application is $600.

Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year
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