Big Ideas: Call for Ideas

The Weston Brain Institute is considering supporting a large-scale, pivotal project to significantly and sustainably advance research in our field. With this call, we are seeking to identify highly impactful ideas for consideration.

Project Eligibility: 

Submissions must:

  • Have a significant and sustained impact on translational research to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
  • Be led by Canadian-based researchers.

Projects must have a significant and sustained impact on accelerating translational research on the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.  Other project aspects are flexible, e.g.:

  • Submissions do not need to be fully developed at this stage
  • Submission do not need to be hypothesis based research questions
  • Participants can range from individual investigators/centres to international consortia or collaborative projects

High potential projects may also (but not necessarily):

  • Be “flagship” projects for Canada,
  • Provide a platform for Canadian researchers to be recognized internationally
  • Bring international resources, people or organizations into Canadian-led work
  • Bring additional funding or other resources if/as needed

Please refer to What We Fund for Institute definitions of neurodegenerative diseases of aging, translational research, therapeutic, and tool, and more. The Institute welcomes additional inquiries about this program. Please contact Alexandra Stewart with questions, including whether a potential idea is in scope.

Eligibility: Submissions must:

  1. Have a significant and sustained impact on translational research to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
  2. Be led by Canadian-based researchers.

Please see the Request for Applications or visit the WBI website for more information.

Agency Name: 
Weston Brain Institute
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Funding Available: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000.
Grant Location: 
External
Grant Type: 
Research
Grant Area: 
Health
Grant Eligibility: 
Faculty