Rapid Response 2018 - Parkinson's and Related Diseases (Round 1)

Program Overview

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


Up to $200,000 over up to 18 months


Principal applicants must be at or above the level of postdoctoral researcher 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

Disease Groups

This program is run through alternating calls that are disease focused.

Parkinson’s & Related Diseases:

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

Launch: Currently open

Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases:

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


Launch: November 2017


Current Call

Important Dates

Parkinson’s & Related Diseases

Program Information Session:

October 10, 2017 at 1pm EDT (Register here)

Letter of Intent Deadline:

December 4, 2017 at 2pm EST

Anticipated Award:

June 2018





Agency Name: 
Weston Brain Institute
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Up to $200,000 over up to 18 months
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Monday, December 4, 2017
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Grant Eligibility: