Current Funding Opportunities 2016

ALS Canada-Brain Canada Hudson Translational Team Grant

Focus:

Teams of at least three researchers from a minimum of two institutions pursuing research with translational intent to accelerate therapeutic development for ALS

Eligibility: 

  • Independent researchers working at Canadian institutions

Funding: 

  • Request the funds needed to do proposed work
  • Up to five years can be requested
  • Pool approximately $6 million

Key dates:    

Letter of Intent due: March 25, 2016 (1pm EST) - ** deadline is too tight? please contact dt@als.ca

Invitation for full application: May 6, 2016

Full application due: June 30, 2016 (1pm EST)

Funding announcement: October/November 2016

Earliest funding date: November/December 2016

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If more than five members to a team, please write additional members on a separate appended page

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ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grants

Focus: 

Grants designed to support a foundation of data for novel projects aimed at a better understanding of ALS pathogenesis or development of therapeutic targets/avenues

Eligibility:

  • Independent researchers working at Canadian institutions

Funding: 

  • $100,000 each
  • up to 8 available

Key dates:    

Full application due: June 3, 2016 (1pm EST)

Funding announcement: October/November 2016

Earliest funding date: November/December 2016

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ALS Canada-Brain Canada Career Transition Award

Focus: 

Funding to assist promising young researchers in achieving a permanent position as an Independent ALS researcher at a Canadian institution

Eligibility:

  • Postdocs or junior faculty (first three years)
  • Citizens and permanent residents of Canada, foreign citizens working within Canada 
  • one award available

Funding:

  • one available
  • up to $425,000 total over five years
  • maximum three years funding as a junior faculty

Year    Phase    Stipend/Salary    Allowance    Studentship    Amount
1            PDF        $55,000                         -                  -               $55,000
2            PDF        $55,000                         -                  -               $55,000
3            PI            $60,000                 $20,000         $25,000         $105,000
4            PI            $60,000                 $20,000         $25,000         $105,000
5            PI            $60,000                 $20,000         $25,000         $105,000
Total                                                                                               $425,000

Key dates:    

Full application due: April 15, 2016 (1pm ET)

Funding announcement: July 2016

Earliest funding date: August 1, 2016

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Ronald Peter Griggs and Tim E Noël Postdoctoral Fellowships

Focus: Fellowships to support postdoctoral salary

Eligibility:     

  • Postdoc within two years of achieving PhD proposing ALS research at a Canadian institution or a Canadian citizen working abroad

Funding:    

  • Up to two fellowships available
  • Three years at $55,000 per year

Key dates:    

Full application due: April 15, 2016 (1pm EST)

Funding announcement: June/July 2016

Earliest funding date: August 1, 2016

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ALS Canada Doctoral Research Awards

Focus: 

Awards to support salary for PhD students

Eligibility:

  • Qualifying trainees currently hold or have secured a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and at the time of application, and are enrolled in a PhD program, have applied or are accepted for doctoral studies under the supervision of an investigator who holds an academic position at a qualifying Canadian institution, defined according to CIHR guidelines (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36374.html). Non-Canadians working in Canadian labs are eligible to apply.

Funding:

  • Up to two awards available
  • Three years at $25,000 per year

Key dates:    

Full application due: April 15, 2016 (1pm EST)

Funding announcement: June/July 2016

Earliest funding date: August 1, 2016

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ALS Canada Bridge Grants

Focus: 

Assistance to support key ALS grants falling below the CIHR Operating Grant funding Threshold

Eligibility:    

  • Applicant to 2015 CIHR Transitional Operating Grant competition

Funding:    

  • Four one-year grants at $100,000 each
  • Possible 2-year, $200,000 grants for exceptional applications

Key dates:    

Full application due: August 5, 2016*

Funding announcement: to be determined (as soon as possible)

Earliest funding date: to be determined (as soon as possible)

* Likely date = subject to announcement of CIHR Project and Foundation Grant results - at least two weeks will be provided for submission post-announcement. 

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ALS Canada Clinical Management Grant

Focus

Many of the choices that clinicians make in treating symptoms, or that families make on seeking care are anecdotal or based on evidence from other diseases. Formal assessment of these avenues in ALS patients could address potential gaps in care. Examples include, but are not limited to, management of secretions and cramps, psychological interventions to address mental health issues, nutritional interventions, respiratory care, engineering applications to reduce physical limitations, and programs to address the needs of caregivers.

Eligibility:    

The principal applicant must be a clinician with an MD or a non-physician professional with experience treating or working with people living with ALS. The PI must hold an academic position at a qualifying Canadian institution, defined according to CIHR guidelines (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36374.html).

Funding:    

Up to $200,000 pool available for one or multiple grants

Key dates:    

Full application due: November 4, 2016

Funding announcement: December 2016

Earliest funding date: February 1, 2017 

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