ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grants Program 2021

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Please contact RGCS

External Deadline: Monday 5th, July 2021


Together, Brain Canada and the ALS Society of Canada are excited to announce the continuation of their much-valued partnership with a $1-million Discovery Grants competition – launching today!

Since 2014, ALS Canada’s partnership with Brain Canada has resulted in more than $23 million being invested in leading-edge ALS research that has helped further the study of the disease. The Discovery Grant Program is designed to fuel the innovation that will accelerate our understanding of ALS, identify pathways for future therapies and optimize care to improve the quality of life for people and families affected by this devastating disease.

Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. Brain Canada and ALS Canada are committed to excellence through equity and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for additional details.

Applications are being accepted until July 5, 2021 (13:00 ET).

All proposals that meet eligibility criteria will be peer-reviewed by a panel of international ALS experts in order to fund projects with the greatest potential to make a difference in creating a future without ALS.

Additional information can be found here.


Funding Sources

ALS Canada
Brain Canada Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: May 10, 2021