Weston Brain Institute
Rapid Response: Canada 2019 (Parkinson's & Related Diseases)
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Materials for Weston Brain Institute - Rapid Response - Canada 2019 (Parkinson's & Related Diseases)
- Request for Applications
- Program Details
- LOI Sample
Seed Funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Preliminary data is not required.
New for 2018/19:
- Certain complementary approaches (i.e., diet, physical activity, sleep and nutritional supplements) will be eligible for funding through the Rapid Response program, if applications meet the disease and project scope criteria.
- Weston encourages applications that bring in expertise, technologies or approaches in the following areas to advance the development of therapeutics and tools for neurodegenerative diseases of aging: artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, data science, computer science, medicinal chemistry, biostatistics and engineering
Applicant Eligibility: Eligible Principal Applicants must be working in Canada at least 30% of the time at or above the level of Postdoctoral researcher, and be affiliated with a Canada Revenue Agency-qualified donee institution located in Canada. Co-Applicants/Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or above and can be working outside Canada.
If the Principal Applicant is not appointed at the institution from which they are applying, they need to apply with a research supervisor (an “Administrative Supervisor”) who is at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent, with an appointment at the institution from which they are applying.
Applicants may appear in any role on any number of projects.
Project Eligibility: Projects must meet two conditions to be eligible:
- Be translational research that helps accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging
- Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool
The Institute has updated which tools are in scope. Please read Weston's What We Fund webpage before applying to ensure your project is in scope.
Maximum Project Value
Up to $200,000
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
LOI must be submitted to Weston Brain Institute through the online grants management system. Applicants invited to submit a full proposal after the LOI review stage is complete must immediately contact the Office of Research (firstname.lastname@example.org) to communicate their invitation to the full proposal stage.
Applicants invited to the full proposal stage must submit the full application and signed OR-5 to Office of Research (email@example.com) a minimum of 1 week prior to submission to Weston Brain Institute.
Applicants invited to submit full proposals, must do so by submitting directly to Weston Brain Institute through the online grants management system.
How to Apply
Register as a user for the Weston Brain Institute Grant Management System. This system allows researchers to apply for various funding programs, follow the status of applications, submit any post-award information, review assigned applications and communicate with Weston.
Information For Co-applicants
If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).