Brain Canada - Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) 2022


Brain Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please see the attached Brain Canada: Requests for EOI's

  • Program guidelines
  • EOI requirements
  • EOI submission process


Brain Canada is currently developing programs to bridge translational gaps for brain health innovations—gaps that limit, if not prevent, the effective translation of research investment efforts into concrete impacts on brain health for Canadians. Impacts can include: “social innovation” (stream 1), where Brain Canada can support efforts to improve the health system and quality of life, as well as achieve justice, equity, and positive social change; or “patient-centred impact” (stream 2), where Brain Canada can fill translational gaps in the early stage of discovery to help bring solutions to patients faster. The translational programs are a key component of Brain Canada’s application to the Strategic Science Fund (SSF) – the Federal government’s new approach aimed at improving the effectiveness of federal investments in science and research organizations. If successful, Brain Canada will implement the translational programs over the SSF funding period, 2024-29.

Applicants are encouraged to fill out this brief survey before submitting their EOI. Questions can be directed to Viviane Poupon, President and CEO email:

Maximum Project Value

Stream 1: From $20K up to $200K, over 1-3 years

Stream 2: From $50K to $500K over 1-3 years

Special Notes


Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit EOI and complete signed OR5 form to:

External Deadline

The EOI package (maximum of 7 pages) should be bundled into a PDF with bookmarks for the required sections. Packages should be sent by the applicant to Brain Canada by email using the following address

Brain Canada will share responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) received by July 13, 2022

See attached Brain Canada: Request for EOI's document for submission procedure, package information and page formatting.


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For Questions, please contact

Please direct questions by email using the following address:

Office of Research

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

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