Apply for funding

In support of ALS Canada’s vision: a future without ALS, research is the pathway to achieve this. Each year, we provide Canada’s ALS research community with opportunities to apply for research funding through the ALS Canada Research Program.

Canadian research efforts have helped to advance treatment discoveries and shed light on the complex genetic, biological and environmental factors involved in ALS. We will continue to fund the most promising ALS research in Canada to accelerate progress toward reaching our collective vision.

Current opportunities

ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grants Program

  • Encompasses applications previously designated as Project Grants.
  • The purpose of the program is to invest in the best possible projects that are:
    • Novel or innovative research approaches, supported by sound rationale and a feasible experimental plan, but not necessarily preliminary data,
    • Focused on identifying causes of, or treatments for ALS and/or related neurological diseases, including primary lateral sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy, and ALS/FTLD (frontotemporal lobar dementia), or
    • Research focused on avenues to maximize function, minimize disability and optimize quality of life through symptom management, and support to families and persons or families living with ALS.
  • Up to eight awards of up to $125,000 will be awarded to be spent over a 12-24 month period.
  • The deadline for applications is 1pm ET on September 25th, 2020.
  • Read the Terms of Reference
  • Cover Page for submission
  • Budget Template for submission