Rapid Response 2017 - Alzheimer's & Related Diseases


Program Overview


Seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to catalyze the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.


Up to $200,000 over up to 18 months

Disease Groups

This program is run through alternating disease-focused calls

PD-related diseases:

PD, PSP, LBD, MS, prodromes, and vascular contributions to the listed diseases


Closing May 9th

AD-related diseases:

AD, FTD, MCI, prodromes, and vascular contributions to the listed diseases


Now Open



Principal applicants must be at or above the level of postdoctoral researcher and at a CRA qualified institution located in Canada.

Project must involve the development of a therapeutic and/or a tool to help accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging

Agency Name: 
Weston Brain Institute
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
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External Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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