Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


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Memorial Deadline: Friday 15th, December 2023

External Deadline: Wednesday 20th, December 2023


Brain Canada is delighted to continue its collaboration with the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research in our shared mission to advance research efforts that seek to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by spinal cord and brain injuries.

The 2023 Turnbull-Tator Award aims to recognize a proposed research project and an outstanding publication by a researcher at a Canadian institution in the field of spinal cord and/or brain injury research, including concussion, in the last two years (October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2023) with a $50,000 CAD prize.

Recognizing the important need to build capacity in these fields, the funds awarded through the 2023 Turnbull-Tator Award must be utilized to support the salary / stipend of full-time graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the recipient’s laboratory that will contribute to the proposed research project and to the continuation of the excellent research exemplified by the awarded publication.

Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation, and creativity. Brain Canada and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation are committed to excellence through equity and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to this funding opportunity, which will promote the expression of diverse perspectives, approaches, and experiences, including those of underrepresented groups.

Click here to view the Request for Applications.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: December 20, 2023 at 17:00 EST

This program has been made possible by the Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF), an innovative arrangement between the Government of Canada (through Health Canada) Brain Canada Foundation, and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation.

Funding Sources

Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research
Brain Canada Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: November 14, 2023