Apply for funding

The vision of ALS Canada is to make ALS a treatable, not terminal, disease. Research is the pathway to achieve this. Each year, we provide Canada’s ALS research community with opportunities to apply for research funding from ALS Canada.

Canadian research efforts have helped to advance treatment discoveries and shed light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS. We will continue to fund the best ALS research in Canada to accelerate progress even further.

Current opportunities

Funding opportunities for 2017 are posted below. Please contact with any questions.

ALS Canada-Brain Canada Arthur J. Hudson Translational Team Grant

  • Up to $1.8 million available
  • Teams of three or more from at least two institutions
  • Translational intent
  • LOI Deadline: March 24, 2017, 1pm Eastern Time
  • Full Application Deadline: July 7, 2017, 1pm Eastern Time
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ALS Canada Trainee Award Program

  • Combines PhD Student, Postdoctoral fellowship and Clinical Research Fellowship streams
  • PhD $25,000/year up to 3 years, Postdoc = $55,000/year up to 3 years, Clinical Research Fellow – $100,000/year for 2 years
  • Minimum $200,000 pool available
  • Funding for exceptional trainees at their respective level
  • Deadline: April 21, 2017, 1pm Eastern Time
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ALS Canada Project Grant Program

  • Combines Discovery Grant, Bridge Grant and Clinical Management Grant streams
  • Up to $1,000,000 available (anticipated 8 x $125,000 grants for use over 1 or 2 years)
  • Funding for best projects – high risk/high reward with little preliminary data, continuation of ongoing high quality research, studies to improve the quality of life for people with ALS
  • Deadline: June 2, 2017, 1pm Eastern Time
  • Terms of Reference
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