Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program – Application

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Memorial Deadline: Friday 27th, August 2021

External Deadline: Wednesday 1st, September 2021



Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) and Brain Canada have joined forces to launch the first ever Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program, a new initiative to support the implementation or continuation of sex and gender considerations for research.

Eligible projects include those that (1) have been previously funded by Brain Canada or WBHI, (2) have a grant end date in 2019 or later and (3) focus on aging, neurodegeneration or stroke. Six grants of up to $105,000 will be awarded for a total investment of $630,000 in the amplification of sex and gender-based research.

The Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants are designed to encourage researchers to incorporate sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA)-driven research hypotheses into their existing work by contributing to overcoming current barriers in research and creating a foundation for sex and gender considerations to become standard practice within the scientific community.

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

Interested applicants will first be required to register by July 5th, 2021 at 16:00 ET. Eligible applicants will be invited to proceed to the Full Application phase. The deadline for Full Applications through Brain Canada’s electronic grant management system – SmartSimple is September 1st, 2021 at 16:00 ET.   

  • Timeline
  • Launch of Request for Applications—————–June 1st, 2021
  • Deadline for Registration——————————July 5th, 2021at 16:00 ET
  • Notification of Decision –Registration Form—— July 19th–July23rd, 2021
  • Access to Grant Management System
  • Deadline for Receipt of Full Applications———-September 1st, 2021at16:00 ET
  • Notification of Decision–Full Application———–November2021
  • Funding Begins (earliest date)———————– December1st, 2021

Please refer to the Request for Applicationfor additional details.

For more information, please contact: 

Funding Sources

Brain Canada Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: June 3, 2021