Transformational Research: Parkinson's & Related Diseases

Transformational Research: Canada 2019 (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases)

Funding for transformative, novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research projects on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.


Applications in this round must relate to one of the following disease(s): Parkinson’s disease, Progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple systems atrophy, prodromes and/or vascular contributions to these diseases.

Funding Available: $200,000 to $1,500,000 over up to 3 years.


The project structure (i.e. the frequency and detail of the go/no go milestones) and the quality of the preliminary data should commensurate with the size of budget.

Project Eligibility: Project must involve the development of either a therapeutic, a tool, select complementary approaches, or a combination of the above to help accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

NEW for 2018/2019:
Certain complementary approaches (i.e., diet, physical activity, sleep and nutritional supplements) will be eligible for funding through the Transformational Research program, if applications meet our disease and project scope criteria.

We encourage applications that bring in expertise, technologies or approaches in the following areas to advance the development of therapeutics and tools for neurodegenerative diseases of aging: Artificial Intelligence, big data, machine learning, data science, computer science, medicinal chemistry, biostatistics and engineering. Read more.

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


Important Dates

Program Information Webinar:

June 14, 2018 at 1pm EDT (Register here)


LOI Deadline:

August 1, 2018 at 2pm EDT


Anticipated Award:

January 2019


Cycles of this program will run continuously and more frequently. See dates for our next cycle below.


Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases:

Next program opens:

September 14, 2018

LOI deadline:

December 3, 2018 at 2:00pm EST

Proposal deadline:

March 28, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT

Anticipated award notification:

May 22, 2018

Agency Name: 
Weston Brain Institute
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
$200,000 to $1,500,000 over up to 3 years.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Grant Eligibility: