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

Grant Amount: UP TO $100K
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: May 27, 2016
Sponsor's: Jun 03, 2016

Subject Areas: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Brain Canada is dedicated to promoting and funding research collaboration on a national scale. Recognizing that neurological and / or psychiatric disease is one of the three major health afflictions of Canadians, along with cancer and cardiovascular disease, Brain Canada seeks to bring private philanthropy together with public funds in support of major research advances to address neurological disorders in all their forms. The partnership leverages all donated dollars via partnerships.

The Discovery Grant program encourages new basic research focused on identifying causes of, or treatments for ALS and related neurological disorders. The spirit of this program is "high risk/high reward" and is aimed at independent investigator(s) proposing a novel research approach, supported by a sound rationale and feasible experimental plan, but not necessarily preliminary data. Traditionally, the Discovery Grants program has provided support to novel projects from established ALS researchers, individuals from outside the field applying specific knowledge or expertise to ALS and related neurological disorders or teams of multiple investigators combining expertise in novel ways.

Application Details: Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. David Taylor, Director of Research, ALS Canada (, as a single PDF file by 1 pm EST on June 3rd, 2016. Please see the Sponsor Website for full submission details
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: Kilianski,Louise
Hancock,Jennifer Anne

Sponsor Contacts:

2155 Guy Street
Suite 900
Montreal, Quebec, Canada