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Parkinson Canada Competition: 2017-2019 Research Program Funding Cycle

  • November 17, 2016
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Parkinson Canada’s 2017-2019 Research Program Funding Cycle competition is now open.  The deadline for all applications is February 1, 2017 submitted online through the Parkinson Canada Website.  Parkinson’s Canada’s Research Program funds research into the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease, and related disorders including:  Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), other Parkinson’s conditions and the impact these diseases have on society.

Listed below are the various funding opportunities are available.  Click on the grant/award titles for full descriptions and eligibility.

Pilot Project Grants

  • One-year duration
  • Maximum funding of $45,000 
  • Pilot Project Program grants intend to foster novel, high-potential projects and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions

New Investigator Award Program

  • Two-year duration
  • $45,000 per year
  • For junior faculty in a Canadian university in first 5 years of their career as a research scientist in Canada

Basic Research Fellowship

  • Two-year duration
  • $40,000 – $50,000 per year
  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) and may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside or outside of Canada, or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada

Partnership Awards (See RFA for details)

  • Parkinson Canada and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) Partnership Awards
  • Parkinson Canada and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHR) Partnership Awards
  • Parkinson Canada and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SKRH) Partnership Awards

Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship

  • One year duration, $50,000
  • Recipient will undertake clinical training in the subspecialty of Movement Disorders and gain expertise in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and may include other movement disorders.

Clinical Research Fellowship

  • Two-year duration $50,000 per year
  • Recipient training will combine direct experience in the diagnoses and treatment of Parkinson’s and in clinical research.

 Graduate Studentship Award

  • Two-year duration  $20,000 per year *(see RFA for explanation of funding)
  • At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program at the Master’s or PhD level. Candidates may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside Canada or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada, who fulfill the criteria for a student visa.

Partnership Awards (See RFA for details)

  • Parkinson Canada and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) Partnership Awards
  • Parkinson Canada and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHR) Partnership Awards

Parkinson Canada is committed to advancing our research program to better serve Canadians with Parkinson’s, to foster Canadian Parkinson’s research leadership internationally, and to support efforts to ease the burden and find a cure.

Contact: Julie Wysocki, Director, Research Program Parkinson Canada Tel: 416-227-3382 or 1 800 565-3000, ext. 3382     

Email: Julie.wysocki@parkinson.ca