ALS Canada-Brain Canada career transition award 2023


ALS Canada and Brain Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the Brain Canada website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria

See attached Terms of Reference 2023 for more information


The Career Transition award program will identify and engage rising stars pursuing innovative research in labs and academic institutions in Canada. This program has the long-term goal of developing the next generation of scientists across various disciplines within basic and clinical sciences, contributing to knowledge generation and translation in ALS.


Applicant must be a postdoctoral fellow (have a Phd) or Research Associate working at a Canadian institution to transition into an independent position contributing to ALS research.

By the time of the funding start date, the applicant should be ready to transition within the next 2 to 3 years

Non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents training in Canadian labs are eligible to apply, but, if awarded, they would need to demonstrate they are eligible to work/study in Canada for the duration of the requested funding.

Maximum Project Value

$250,000 CAD which breaks down as $60,000 salary and $20,000 research allowance yearly, except for year three where the research allowance increases to $30,000

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to

External Deadline

Complete applications should be submitted via email to the ALS Canada Research Team (

How to Apply

See "Application Process" in the attached Terms of Reference 2023 document.


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For Questions, please contact

David Taylor, PhD
VP, Research & Strategic Partnerships
ALS Canada
393 University Avenue, Suite 1701
Toronto, ON M5G 1E6
Tel: 416-497-2267 ext. 202

Catherine E. Ferland, PhD
Chief Research and Programs Officer
Brain Canada Foundation
1200 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1600
Montreal, QC H3B 4G7

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Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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