Apply for funding

The vision of ALS Canada is 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 from ALS Canada.

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 best ALS research in Canada to accelerate progress even further.

Current opportunities

Funding opportunities for 2019 are now closed. Thank you to all applicants who submitted proposals for the ALS Canada Trainee Award Program and ALS Canada Project Grant Program. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in Summer & Fall 2019. Please contact with any questions.

ALS Canada Trainee Award 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
  • The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

ALS Canada Project Grant Program

  • Combines Discovery Grant, Bridge Grant and Clinical Management Grant streams
  • Aim is to fund the best projects working towards the mission of ALS Canada
  • Up to $1,000,000 available (anticipated 8 x $100,000 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
  • Funds will be prioritized to support at least one project in the Clinical Management stream should there be a meritorious application.
  • The deadline for this opportunity has passed.