Brain Canada – 2021 Platform Support Grants – Registration

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit

Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 2nd, February 2022

External Deadline: Monday 7th, February 2022


Through the Platform Support Grants, Brain Canada continues to fill a critical gap in funding as it pertains to the development, operation, and maintenance of research platforms. Open to investigators working in neuroscience research, this program will support new and/or existing major platforms that are accelerating research, providing access to specialized technology, and creating new data pools. This year, Brain Canada has allocated $15 million dollars to the Platform Support Grants program, to be matched by funding provided by sponsors secured by applicants.

Unique to the Platform Support Grants is the opportunity for organizations, agencies, institutions, and/ or industry partners, and more to join Brain Canada in supporting capacity-building and research development by committing to provide 50% of the total funds requested from a research team. A sponsor may support any number of applications and multiple sponsors may support a single application, but no sponsor can commit less than 20% of the matched funding required for one single application. Historically, research grants awarded through the PSG program have ranged from $138,000 – $6.1 million (including matching funds) across three years.

Interested applicants will be required to first register a team by February 7, 2022 at 16:00 ET

Selected applicants will then be invited to submit a Full Application by April 22, 2022 at 16:00 ET

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

Please refer to the Request for Applications for additional details.

For more information, please contact:

Funding Sources

Brain Canada Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: December 1, 2021