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 2018 are posted below. Please contact research@als.ca with any questions.

ALS Canada-Brain Canada Trainee Program

  • The distribution of doctoral, postdoctoral fellowships will be determined by relative merit of the applications
  • Each Doctoral Award would be funded at $25,000 per year for up to three years
  • Each Postdoctoral Fellowship would be funded at $55,000 per year for up to three years
  • Deadline: May 25, 2018, 4pm Eastern Time
  • Terms of Reference

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 8, 2018, 1pm Eastern Time
  • Terms of Reference
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