Posts Categorized: Weston Brain Institute

Transformational Research & Rapid Response (Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases)

The Transformational Research: Canada program will now run concurrent with the Rapid Response: Canada Program and both programs will run continuously and more frequently throughout the year. Applicants will be able to apply to the Rapid Response or the Transformational Research program depending on the specifics of the project (e.g., length, budget and preliminary data)… Read more »

Transformational Research & Rapid Response (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases)

The Transformational Research: Canada program will now run concurrent with the Rapid Response: Canada Program and both programs will run continuously and more frequently throughout the year. Applicants will be able to apply to the Rapid Response or the Transformational Research program depending on the specifics of the project (e.g., length, budget and preliminary data)… Read more »

Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2019

The Weston Brain Institute supports research that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.  To help achieve this, the Institute addresses gaps and inefficiencies in the funding market by supporting high-risk, high-reward translational projects, while leveraging world-class business and scientific expertise in a fast and flexible granting process. Ensuring the world hears… Read more »

Computational Science Fellowship

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Weston Brain Institute Computational Science Fellowship program is a collaboration between the two organizations with the goal of supporting research that will apply sophisticated computational approaches and expertise to advance therapeutic development for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Funding Available: Two 18-month fellowships of US$150,000 each for salary support and… Read more »

Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) – Letter of Intent

The Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ), Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), and the Weston Brain Institute (Weston) announce a global Request for Applications (RFA).  The main objective of BAND is to stimulate analyses across Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of pathogenesis similarities and differences. The intent of this RFA is to analyze across existing… Read more »

Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) – Full Application

The Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ), Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), and the Weston Brain Institute (Weston) announce a global Request for Applications (RFA).  The main objective of BAND is to stimulate analyses across Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of pathogenesis similarities and differences. The intent of this RFA is to analyze across existing… Read more »

Weston Brain Institute Follow-on Funding

The purpose of Weston Brain Institute Follow-on Funding is to provide additional funding to grantees outside the regular granting mechanism in order to avoid delays in supporting exciting, potentially high-reward work based on previous success. Weston Brain Institute Follow-on Funding has always been available to Institute grantees.  We have now formalized the application and review… Read more »

Special Invitation – Work in Adjacent Fields

With our Adjacent Fields: Canada initiative, we are encouraging applications from fields such as computational neuroscience, data science, engineering, etc., through our Canadian funding programs. These applications must meet our other disease and project scope criteria. Read ‘What we Fund’ here. Expression of particular interest in applications that bring in expertise, technologies, or approaches to… Read more »

International Fellowships: Canada 2018

The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our International Fellowships: Canada 2018 Program. The program will support top Canadian PhD students to travel to and work in world-renowned international labs for up to 12 months, to further their translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Program overview Goal:   To accelerate the careers of top Canadian PhD students by… Read more »

Big Ideas: Canada – Letter of Intent

Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. If ignored, the social and economic costs of managing these diseases will continue to rise. Meeting these challenges requires pioneering approaches to accelerating treatments. Based on success of previous programs, the Institute is expanding our support to new formats while maintaining the same… Read more »

Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada

Program Overview The Early Phase Clinical Trials program was created to provide significant support for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies that have excellent preliminary data. Funding Up to $1,500,000 per project over up to 4 years Eligibility Principal applicants must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent, and be affiliated… Read more »

Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford

This program supports top-tier Canadian postdoctoral scholars by providing international training at the University of Oxford and affiliation with Merton College. Awarded researchers will receive £57,000 per year for 2 years. Prior to submitting an application, candidates should independently identify a host lab and potential supervisor at the University of Oxford who agrees to supervise them… Read more »

Canada: Rapid Response 2018

Seed funding (up to $200,000 per project for up to 18 months) to provide support for high-risk, high-reward projects that will impact neurodegenerative diseases of aging. More information on funding for Canada: Rapid Response 2018 programs will be available on the application open date for each respective program. Funding for: Parkinson’s & Related Diseases (PD, PSP, LBD, MSA, prodromes, and… Read more »

Canada: Rapid Response 2018 (AD) – LOI

Please refer to the Program Details and Request for Applications (RFA) document for more information. Goal: To provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward, translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Funding: A maximum of $200,000 over up to 18 months per project The Institute encourages applicants to contact us (neuro@weston.ca or +1 416-935-4056) with any… Read more »

Transformational Research Program

Goal:  Provide funding for preclinical translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Funding: A maximum of $1,500,000 over up to 3 years Eligibility:  Researchers at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent are eligible to apply as the Principal Applicant. Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or… Read more »