2018 Navigator Research Competition


The goal of the NAVIGATOR Research Program is to provide funding for Canadian scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease; to provide a platform for the future recruitment of outstanding investigators to HD research; to facilitate research collaboration nationally and internationally, and research which is relevant to other neurodegenerative disorders as well as HD.


Individuals holding a full-time faculty appointment in an appropriate discipline at a Canadian university, research institute, or hospital are eligible to apply for funding through the NAVIGATOR Research Program.


All applications for funding through the NAVIGATOR Research Program are subject to review by the Society’s Research Council, which may elect to enlist external reviewers with particular expertise in the appropriate area.

The criteria for evaluating applications are:

The direct and immediate relevance of the work proposed to Huntington Disease (i.e., improved understanding of pathogenic mechanisms; significance with respect to the development of new treatments); the scientific excellence of the research proposal; the potential relevance of the work to other neurodegenerative disorders; the specific rationale and budget rationale for support (i.e. how will support enable the laboratory to pursue research not funded from other sources, and contribute to the emergence of special areas of expertise).


How to Apply

There are two stages to the application process.

1. Letter of Intent

a. The applicant must submit one hard copy original and an electronic version of the Letter of Intent, which will be reviewed by a peer review panel. Letters of Intent, electronic and hard copy, must be received no later than 3pm ET on February 15, 2018.

b. The Letter of Intent is comprised of:

i. Parts A1, A3 and B of the Navigator Application for 2018

ii. 2018 LOI Form

iii. Attachments: an abbreviated CV (max 2 pages) for the applicant and any co-applicants which includes information on grants held, relevant publications from the last five years and a brief biography of any references cited in the Letter of Intent.

2. Full Application (if requested)

a. Full applications, original hard copy and electronic version, due no later than 3pm ET on April 12, 2018.

b. The application form has been made available to you (attached). Applicants must comply with the requirement to include an appropriate structured lay summary of the proposed work.

c. Comprehensive CV of the PI should be completed using the Canadian Common CV as a guide, details of which can be found at:


Agency Name: 
Huntington Society of Canada
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Each NAVIGATOR award will provide funding of up to $75,000 per year for one or two years. Indirect costs of research are ineligible.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Grant Eligibility: