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

Grant Amount: UP TO $15,000 FOR 2 YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Nov 04, 2013
Sponsor's: Nov 11, 2013

Subject Areas: Parkinson`s Disease, Multiple System Atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

The graduate studentship award program is strategic initiative to encourage promising young scientists to enter the field of Parkinson's research and to invest in research training that offers promise for future work in the area of Parkinson's disease. PSC wishes to encourage continued growth and revitalization in the fields of Parkinson's research in Canada by supporting talented young scientists and providing students with an opportunity to enter into the area of Parkinson's research during the early stages of their training. Funds awarded under the Program are to be used to cover salaries for research training in Parkinson's-related areas.

The Program offers awards for the support of projects with budgets of up to $15,000 per year over a two year term to exceptional applicants who have been approved for funding by the Advisory Board. Funds cannot be used to cover tuition costs. As incentive and recognition for the award, it is expected that supervisors will contribute $5,000 per year to make up the difference for a total funding amount of $20,000.

Application Details:

The Program is available to only those students engaged in full-time research training in a graduate school. At the time of application, all candidates must be enrolled in graduate study program at the Master's or PhD level. Awards granted under the Program shall be held in trust by the Approved Institution at which the proposed supervisor of the successful applicant (an "Approved Supervisor") holds a faculty appointment. An Approved Supervisor should be an investigator actively directing research either in the field of Parkinson's disease or working in a highly relevant discipline and must be able to provide the successful applicant with a strong training environment.

Applications are submitted digitally through the Parkinson Society Canada online program located on the PSC website at where applicants can register and complete an application form. Confirmations of receipt will be provided automatically upon successful submission of the application. Applications must be completed and submitted via the Parkinson Society Canada online research system no later than November 12, 2012. Letters of reference/support are submitted directly to PSC by the sponsor through the online system. Applicants can request assessments from sponsors via the online application system which will forward a link to the online program. The candidate should emphasize to sponsors responsible for sending letters to the Society office the need for these to be received by the closing date.


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: Halbersma,Joseph David

Sponsor Contacts:

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada