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Google | Academic research grants

Application deadline: Rolling
Funding available: Variable

Eligibility for research grants is limited to faculty, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from accredited higher education institutions and eligible nonprofit research institutions in approved countries. Review program FAQs to learn more. More information


Allergan | Canadian Grants and Donations

Application deadline: Rolling
Funding available: No stipulations

Allergan Inc. considers Grants and/or Donations requests from institutions or charities, provided they are restricted to the enhancement of patient care, genuine clinical research and/or genuine charitable causes. More information


Abbvie Foundation | Grants and Donations

Application deadline: Rolling
Funding available: No stipulations
Applications must focus on one of the following areas: Rheumatology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Urology, Women’s Health, Migraine, Movement Disorders, Ophthalmology, Virology, Psychiatry. More information


Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation | Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program

Application deadline: Rolling
Funding available: See call

The call is open to all biomarker categories that will advance drug development for Alzheimer's and related dementias. The expected context of use, which defines a biomarker's intended use clinically as a diagnostic or in drug development, should be described in the application. These categories, as defined by the FDA, include diagnostic, monitoring, predictive, prognostic, pharmacodynamic/response, safety, and susceptibility/risk biomarkers. Additionally, the applicant should articulate where in the path to commercialization the study falls and what is the proposed plan forward. More information


Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation | Diagnostics Accelerator: Digital Biomarkers Program

Application deadline: Rolling
Funding available: See call

The call encourages digital biomarkers emerging from one or more of the symptom domains below. Proposed approaches will be evaluated based on the existing evidence around the biological link of the symptom domain to disease and how measuring the proposed symptom domain will improve current screening or monitoring methods in patients. More information


American Federation for Aging Research | Hevolution / AFAR New Investigator Awards in Aging Biology and Geroscience Research

Letter of Intent deadline: October 3, 2022

The Hevolution Foundation and AFAR will provide up to 18 three-year awards of USD375,000 each to junior investigators (MDs and/or PhDs) with at least 3 years of independent research, who conduct research projects in basic biology of aging or geroscience. Funding will be made available to investigators with labs across the globe. The Letter of Intent deadline for the 2022 program is October 3, 2022. More information


NIH | Early and Late-Stage Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Related Dementias and Age-Related Cognitive Decline (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application deadline: October 5, 2023; February 5, 2024; June 5, 2024; October 5, 2024
Funding available: See funding call

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to 1) invite applications that propose to develop and implement early to late stage clinical trials of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive and neuropsychiatric changes associated with age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Alzheimer's disease-related Dementias (ADRD) across the spectrum from pre-symptomatic to more severe stages of disease, and 2) stimulate studies to enhance trial design and methods. More information


National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging | Pragmatic trials for dementia care and caregiver support (R61/R33 – Clinical trial required)  

Application deadline: October 11, 2022; February 10, 2023; October 10, 2023; February 13, 2024
Funding available: Up to $500,000 across two years 

This grant will support pragmatic trials within Stage IV of the NIH Stage Model to improve dementia care across multiple dementia care settings that will: (1) be designed to address practical comparative questions faced by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementia (ADRD) patients, clinicians, and caregivers (both paid and unpaid); (2) include broad and diverse populations; and (3) be conducted in real-world settings with adequate sample size. These trials are intended to produce results that can be directly adopted by healthcare providers, patients, or caregivers for rapid dissemination and implementation. Successful applications will: (1) improve quality of care of persons with dementia; (2) improve quality of life for persons with dementia and their informal caregivers; (3) deliver more patient-focused, cost-effective care across multiple settings; and/or (4) reduce disparities in dementia care.

More information about pragmatic trials for dementia care and caregiver support


National Institutes of Heath and National Institute on Aging | Dementia care and caregiver support intervention research (R01 – Clinical trial required)

Application deadline:  October 11, 2022; February 10, 2023; October 10, 2023; February 13, 2024
Funding available: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

This grant mechanism-focused dementia care and caregiver support intervention supports development research at Stages I through V of the NIH Stage Model to address the care needs and promote the health, function, and well-being of persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD) and of those providing their care. The NIH Stage Model offers a framework to: (1) support development of efficacious interventions that are defined by their principles; and (2) ensure that these efficacious interventions can be administered in the community or in health systems with fidelity to the intervention’s principles. This includes the development, testing, and validation of scalable training materials and procedures so that these interventions can be delivered with fidelity in community settings or health systems. Settings can include the home, community, or formal care settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, nursing and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, adult day care, and specialized hospice settings. The overarching purpose of this opportunity is to help to lay the groundwork for real-world implementation of AD/ADRD care and caregiving interventions.

More information on dementia care and caregiver support intervention research


American Federation for Aging Research | Small Research Grant Program for Next Generation of Research in Alzheimer’s Disease (R03)

Application deadline: October 16, 2022

It is anticipated that 12 awards will be granted in fiscal year 2020. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Awards are two years of funding totaling $200,000. More information


NIH | Pilot Studies for the Spectrum of Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias and Age-Related Cognitive Decline (R61 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application deadline: October 18, 2022; February 17, 2023; June 19, 2023; October 18, 2023; February 20, 2024; June 18, 2024; October 18, 2024
Funding available: See funding call

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to 1) invite research grant applications that enable the collection of pilot data to support early stage testing of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive and neuropsychiatric changes associated with age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (ADRD) across the spectrum from pre-symptomatic to more severe stages of disease, and 2) stimulate studies to enhance trial design and methods. More information


National Institute on Aging | Policy and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) Healthcare Disparities: Access, Utilization, and Quality (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application deadline: October 20, 2022
Funding available: $4,500,000 in fiscal year 2023 to fund 5-6 awards

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications for projects designed to exploit variations (e.g., geographic, temporal) in social and health care policies to employ experimental, quasi-experimental, or other innovative approaches to uncover mechanisms driving disparities in care (i.e., access, utilization, and quality) for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). More information


American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) | The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76)

Application deadline: October 21, 2022

It is anticipated that seven to ten awards will be granted in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Each award is up to 5 years, with up to $225,000 in direct costs per year.

There are two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA): RFA-AG-21-020 is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

RFA-AG-21-021 is designed for applicants proposing a clinical trial or an ancillary clinical trial as lead investigator. More information


Gilbrea Seminar Series | Partnering across sectors to strengthen community-based social innovations for aging

Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. ET
Location: LR Wilson 1003 or via Zoom link Register here

Presenter: Dr. Emily Greenfield, Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Hamilton Community Foundation | Malloch & Martin Funds

Application deadline: October 29, 2022
Funding available: Up to $3,000

The Martin Foundation was established, as an independent foundation, in 1968 by two proud Hamilton residents, D’Arcy Argue Counsell Martin, and his brother, Hubert Anthony Martin. Both men practiced law in Hamilton, and served the community as volunteers in numerous charitable and community endeavours. They founded The Martin Foundation in order that the community would continue to receive financial support on a yearly basis when they were no longer actively involved. In 2011, The Martin Foundation Fund was established as the successor directors decided to merge The Martin Foundation with the Hamilton Community Foundation to ensure that this legacy of philanthropy would remain in this community and be strengthened through this relationship. More information


American Federation for Aging Research | Hevolution Foundation Scientific Conferences Fund

Application deadline: October 31, 2022

Proposals for the support of scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to the mission of the Hevolution Foundation will be considered. Up to $10,000 per meeting may be requested, but the Hevolution Foundation will determine the final amount based on several factors, including but not limited to the number of expected attendees, duration of the meeting, and meeting venue. Larger support may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are encouraged to discuss in advance with the Hevolution Foundation if an exception to the funds limit is being sought. More information


Bright Focus Foundation | Alzheimer Disease Research Program Request for Proposals: Standard Award

Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Funding available: $300,000

The standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.More information


Bright Focus Foundation | Alzheimer Disease Research Program Request for Proposals: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Funding available: $200,000

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career. More information


Transforming Health with Integrated Care Implementation Science Team (IST) grants

Full application Deadline:  November 1, 2022
Funding available: 12 grants of up to $2,000,000 per grant.

The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research is launching a funding opportunity as part of Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC), a new initiative aimed at transforming the health system with evidence-informed integrated care to achieve the Quadruple Aim and health equity. The CIHR Institute of Aging is partnering on this initiative to support a team that will focus on the topic of Aging in the Right Place.  Learn More


NIH | Integrative research to understand the impact of sex differences on the molecular determinants of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk and responsiveness to treatment (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application deadline: November 11, 2022; February 21, 2023; October 25, 2023; February 21, 2024; October 25, 2024; February 21, 2025

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that integrate experimental and computational approaches as well as basic and translational/clinical research towards a comprehensive understanding of the impact of sex differences on the trajectories of brain aging and disease, phenotypes of AD/AD related disease risk and resilience, and responsiveness to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.  More information


CIHR | Transforming health with integrated care (THINC) – Implementation science team grants

Application deadline: November 29, 2022

Funding available: The total CIHR, SSHRC and SPOR amount available for this funding opportunity is $24,000,000, enough to fund approximately twelve (12) grants. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to five (5) years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.

Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) Implementation Science Team (IST) Grants focus on improving our understanding of how to implement, evaluate, and spread/scale (share) transformative evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions towards advancing the Quadruple Aim and health equity (sometimes known as the Quintuple Aim). Incorporating health equity as a fifth aim recognizes the critical importance of ensuring that health system transformation is pursued and realized equitably. The IST Grants are a major component of the THINC research initiative, which is led by CIHR's Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) in collaboration with multiple institutes, initiatives, and partners. This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to a number of research areas (see call for full details) including Aging in the right place


Ontario Trillium Fund | Resilient Communities Fund

Application deadline: December 7, 2022, at 5 PM ET
Funding available: minimum of $10,000, and up to $200,000, with a maximum of $100,000 per year.

This fund supports the recovery efforts of organizations impacted by COVID-19 and helps them respond with immediate, medium, and longer-term recovery projects. Resilient Communities Fund grants support projects that help rebuild an organization’s capacity, enhance their resiliency, and meet the changing needs of their communities. Projects should be focused on:    developing new approaches, starting new activities, adjusting strategies, or planning for future challenges. More information


Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research | The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Application deadline: December 08, 2022
Funding available: $180,00 across two years

The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders aims to grow the global base of movement disorder specialists — neurologists with additional training in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders — by training movement disorder clinician-researchers who can provide expert care and lead scientific advances. More information


Hamilton Community Foundation | Community Health, Education & Research Fund

Application deadline: January 12, 2023, 17:00 ET
Funding available:

This fund supports innovative research in community health, with particular interest in applied research and collaborations involving respiratory health issues More information


AMS Healthcare | AMS Fellowships: How will Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence change the healthcare we provide?

Letter of intent deadline: January 17, 2023, at 5 PM ET
Funding available: Up to $75,000
AMS Healthcare is offering one-year fellowships of up to $75,000 to early and mid-career academic researchers and regulated health care professionals to study and develop expertise/competence in the impact of digital technology and artificial intelligence on compassionate care. More information


CIHR | Project Grant Spring 2023

Registration deadline: February 8, 2023
Funding available: See funding call

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches. More information


Gilbrea Seminar Series | “I never thought this would happen to me”: Older adult’s experiences of ageism in the Ontario workplace & labour market

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: LR Wilson 1003 or via Zoom link

Presenter: Amanda Bull, Karl Kinanen Graduate Student Scholarship recipient, MA Student in the Department of Health, Aging and Society


National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging | Lipids in brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and its related dementias (ADRD) (R01 Clinical trial not allowed)

Letter of intent deadline: May 15, 2022
Funding available: Up to $500,000

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research addressing critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of how lipids contribute to vulnerability and resilience to brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and its related dementias (ADRD), including research addressing how: 1) lipid droplets affect brain aging and AD, including whether their accumulation is pathological or protective; (2) the periphery interacts with lipids in the aging brain, including whether these could be targets for future biomarkers; (3) APOE and lipid-mediated signaling influence brain aging and AD/ADRD progression; and (4) myelin lipids and their signaling contribute to brain aging and AD/ADRD. More information


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association | Seed Grants (2022)

Letter of interest deadline: May 17, 2022
Funding available: Up to $50,000

The ALS Association Global Research Program leads the scientific community in finding effective treatments and cure for ALS, and a better life for people with ALS, their caregivers, and families. The ALS Association is the largest private philanthropic funder of ALS research worldwide, and our efforts have led to some of the most promising and significant advances in ALS research. The ALS Association’s Seed Grant program seeks to fund research with a strong scientific rationale and potential for significant impact in ALS but limited preliminary data. These 1-year awards with a maximum budget of $50,000 should be used to gather preliminary data that will support future applications to larger grant award programs. More information


Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2022-2023)

Application deadline: September 21, 2022
Funding available: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $9,800,000, enough to fund approximately 70 awards. The maximum amount per award is $70,000 per year for up to two (2) years, for a total of $140,000 per award.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is distinguished from existing postdoctoral fellowships programs by its emphasis on the synergy between an applicant’s individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career, and the host institution’s commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated. As such, an applicant’s application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution. More information


Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute | Ontario Data Access Grants

Application deadline: Rolling
Funding available: Up to 5,000

These grants of up to $5,000 cover costs associated with accessing and working with large data sources, which are necessary to carry out data-intensive research and application. The purpose of these grants is to foster research by mitigating the high cost of access to many data sets. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until two grants have been funded in a given academic year.

More information about Ontario data access grants


Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum (GCRFF): Multinational Clinical Trials

Expression of interest deadline: Rolling
Funding available: Awarded funds will vary based on project need.

The trial should plan to test specific interventions or pathways of care for the prevention, diagnosis or
treatment of heart and circulatory diseases. Interventions include drugs, surgery, devices, psychological, physical and educational interventions. The trial should address an unmet clinical need of importance to people affected by, or at risk of, cardiovascular disease. Its results should have the potential to change clinical practice. There should be a clear need for a multinational trial to answer the clinical question.

More information about global cardiovascular research funding forum


Birks Family Foundation Grant

Application deadline: Rolling (apply six months prior to when funds would be required) 
Funding available: Application dependent

The Birks Family Foundation funds organizations either primarily focused on Quebec, or those whose work is broadly national in nature; Public sector organizations, including universities, hospitals, libraries and museums; Projects that demonstrate unique innovation in their field and/or pioneer state-of-the-art technology; Long range projects designed to become self-sustaining; and, organizations that actively engage directly with their target group through programs and/or services. 

More information about the Birks Family Foundation grant


Max Bell Foundation Grant

Application deadline: Rolling
Funding details: Apply for the amount of money that you need to complete your project. Be aware that Max Bell Foundations generally funds 30-60% of a project and prefers to fund projects that have other funders.

The foundation prefers to collaborate with applicants to create final project proposals. Proposals should focus on development of forward-looking innovations that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment.

More information about the Max Bell Foundation grant


NSERC Alliance

Application deadline: applications are currently being accepted for Option 1 and 2
Funding available: $20,000 to $1,000,000 per year for one to five years

NSERC Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. Funding may support research and development projects that seek to respond to a research challenge in the natural sciences or engineering, while working with external partners who are able to accelerate scale-up, application, impact, or commercialization. NSERC is now accepting Option 1 applications requiring at least 50 per cent matching cash contributions from partner organizations, and for Option 2, involving non-profit partners and requesting 90 to 100 per cent funding support from NSERC.

More information about NSERC Alliance


Physician’s Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation 

Clinical Research Grant

The PSI Clinical Research Grant is open to Post M.D. physicians looking to conduct research which is of direct relevance to patient care.

More information about Physician Services Incorporated Foundation Grants

Health Systems Research Grant

The Health Systems research grant funds projects of a special nature within the healthcare system, such as preventative medicine, care of the elderly, communications within the system, underserviced regions, and ways of enhancing the effectiveness of medical practice will be considered under this category. 

More information about Health Systems Research Grants

New Investigator Research Grant 

The New Investigator funding stream is open to Clinical Fellows or physicians within five years of their first academic appointment. 

More information about New Investigator Research Grants

Resident Research Grant 

Resident Research Grants are concise health research projects, which have been largely developed by the Resident. To be eligible to apply for a Resident Research Grant, the Resident must have PGY status as per the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The restriction whereby PSI will not consider applications for research within the areas of cancer, and heart and stroke does not apply to resident research projects.

More information about Resident Research Grants

Healthcare Research by Community Physicians Grant 

To assist physicians practicing in a community setting to undertake a review of their practice patterns which would enhance effectiveness of practice and patient care in their own clinic, hospital, or region.

More information about Healthcare Research by Community Physicians Grants

Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship 

The PSI Graham Farquharson Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for a new investigator who has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete high impact knowledge translation research. The Fellowship funds, dedicated to salary support, must protect at least 50% of the Fellow’s time to conduct such research.

More information about Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship

 
 
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