Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response 2016 Neurodegenerative Diseases of Aging

Canada: Rapid Response 2016 – Neurodegenerative Diseases of Aging

The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our Canada: Rapid Response 2016 program to provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research. Additional information about the program can be found at http://westonbraininstitute.ca/rapid-response-2016/.

NEW for 2016: The program will have 3 application rounds, focused on two different disease groups. Applicants should apply to the group best suited to their project. Each PI may submit one application per round as the Principal Applicant or the Administrative Supervisor.


Provide 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 $150,000 over up to 18 months


Applicants must be researchers or postdoctoral fellows developing a therapeutic and/or a tool to help accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging

Disease Groups:

AD-related diseases: AD, FTD, MCI and prodromals

PD-related diseases: PD, PSP, LBD, MSA and prodromals


Current Round: Round 1 (AD-related diseases)
  Program Information Session: Monday, Jan. 25th, 2016 1:00 p.m. EST
  Letter of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 23th, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST
Upcoming Rounds: Round 2 (PD-related diseases)
  Program Information Session: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 1:00 p.m. EDT
  Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, June 27th, 2016 2:00 p.m. EDT
  Round 3 (AD-related diseases)
  Program Information Session: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 1:00 p.m. EDT
  Letter of Intent Deadline: Thursday, July 28th, 2016  2:00 p.m. EDT


Submission of the Letter of Intent is through the Institute’s online grant management system at https://weston.smartsimple.ca/welcome/neuroscience.

The Weston Brain Institute will be holding a Program Information Session for this funding opportunity on Monday January 25th, 2016 at 1:00p.m. EST. This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions.

To sign-up for the information session and receive the dial in details, as well as submit any questions you may have in advance, please click the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1793756835407375361

The Institute welcomes inquiries about our funding programs at neuro@weston.ca or 416-935-4056.