Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $75K PA FOR TWO YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: May 10, 2013
Sponsor's: May 17, 2013

Subject Areas: Neurodegenerative Diseases, Huntington's Disease, Treatment, Medical

The NAVIGATOR Research Program has been running since 1994. This program supports senior researchers across Canada. This program supports basic scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease in Canada with the aim of providing a platform for the future recruitment of outstanding investigators to HD research, to facilitate research collaboration nationally and internationally, and to support research that is relevant to other neurodegenerative disorders.

**NEW FOR 2013 A LETTER OF INTENT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3PM FEBRUARY 22, 2013 ** All applications for funding through the NAVIGATOR Research Program are subject to review by the Society's Research Council, which may elect to enlist external reviewers with particular expertise in the appropriate area. The criteria for evaluating applications are: - the direct and immediate relevance of the work proposed to Huntington Disease (i.e., improved understanding of pathogenic mechanisms; significance with respect to the development of new treatments); - the scientific excellence of the research proposal; the potential relevance of the work to other neurodegenerative disorders; - the specific rationale and budget rationale for support (i.e. how will support enable the laboratory to pursue research not funded from other sources, and contribute to the emergence of special areas of expertise).

Application Details:

The competition is run once per year. Individuals holding a full-time faculty appointment in an appropriate discipline at a Canadian university, research institute, or hospital are eligible to apply for funding through the NAVIGATOR Research Program.

The applicant must submit one original and six copies of a Letter of Intent. All applicants must use the form available through the Huntington Society of Canada to apply to the NAVIGATOR Research Program. Send one completed application form, with necessary signatures, in hard copy to Shirley Barnes at the Huntington Society of Canada at the address shown below; and one electronic copy to Applications for the 2013 Competition must be received no later than 3:00 PM EDT on May 17, 2013. Late and/or incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant. Applications received by this deadline will be reviewed and the Society will strive to provide a formal response by June 28, 2013 with funding to begin July 1.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Russelo,Theresa M
Halbersma,Joseph David

Sponsor Contacts:

151 Frederick Street
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
519 7497063