Seed Funding Available: Weston Brain Institute Launches Rapid Response - Canada 2018 Program for Parkinson’s & Related Diseases

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, MCIprodromes, and vascular contributions to the listed diseases  
  • Launch: November 2017

Letter of Intent Deadline: December 4, 2017 at 2pm EST

Program Information Session: October 10, 2017 at 1pm EDT (Register here)

Application Form