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Last updated ​November 9, 2022

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

IndigiNerds Supervisor Application 2023 

Application deadline: ASAP 

Researchers are invited to apply as a faculty supervisor for the 8th annual IndigiNerds, a summer research program for Indigenous undergraduate students from across Turtle Island. IndigiNerds is McMaster’s Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars (IUSRS) program and has hosted over 90 students since its inception in 2015. IndigiNerd supervisors are matched with students based on research interests. Supervisors can 1) integrate the student into a pre-existing research team on an ongoing project, 2) co-design an individual research project with the student, and 3) find another approach that fits the discipline of study and is feasible within the scope of the program. For spring/summer 2023, up to 10 undergraduate students from across Turtle Island will be invited for an in-person, eight-week program. (May 8th – June 30th, 2023). Please email with any questions.

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-IMHA Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes 

Registration deadline: January 26, 2023 
Application deadline: February 23, 2023 
Funding: $25,000 per prize 

The CIHR Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) has launched its Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes competition. Through this competition, IMHA supports further research and knowledge mobilization activities for eligible applicants and recognizes fundamental knowledge creation, multiple ways of knowing, non-traditional research methods, and outputs. This funding opportunity will provide support for research completed in the following five (5) research domains: Research Impact, Team Science, Open Science, Patient Engagement, Indigenous Health Research. More Information

Parkinson Canada Pilot Project Grant & Graduate Student (PhD) Awards

Deadline: February 6, 2023 
Pilot Grant Funding: $75,000 for a one-year duration 
PhD Award funding: $10,000 per year for a two-year duration 

The Parkinson Canada Research Program supports promising researchers as they discover new ways to understand and diagnose Parkinson’s disease, new treatments, and ways to improve quality of life for people impacted by Parkinson’s. Pilot Project Program grants intend to foster novel, high-potential projects, and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions. 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

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

Application deadline: 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:  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

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: 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

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: 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

Hearing Health Foundation | Emerging Research Grants

Application deadline: February 28, 2023
Funding available: $50,000 per year, renewable for a second year

Early career researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Grant opportunities for senior investigators are also available. The General Hearing Health grant opportunity supports projects across the broadest spectrum of hearing research and balance research, from improving audiological assessments and cochlear implants to gene editing, ototoxicity, sensory cues in maintaining postural balance, and links between hearing and other health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are also dedicated disorder-specific grant opportunities for Age-Related Hearing Loss, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Hearing Loss in Children, Hyperacusis, Tinnitus, Ménière’s Disease, and Usher Syndrome. More information

CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship: PhD & Postdoctoral Streams 

Application deadline: March 2, 2023  PhD Funding: $50,000 per year for up to one year ($45,000 stipend plus $5,000 professional development training and research allowance)  
Postdoctoral Funding: $155,000 total for 2 years ($70,000 stipend per year, plus $7,500 professional development training and research allowance per year) 

The Health System Impact (HSI) Program provides highly qualified PhD trainees and postdoctoral researchers in health services and policy research/related fields with the opportunity to develop embedded research projects/programs that address the most pressing problems faced by health system organizations and to support evidence-informed decision-making. More Information

CIHR Health System Impact Early Career Embedded Researcher Stream 

Application deadline: Spring 2023  Funding: $400,000 total for four years 
Information Webinar: January 31, 2023, 12 – 1 p.m. ET. Register here

This new stream will support early career researchers who are embedded within a health system organization for 60% of their time (the remaining 40% is protected for other scholarly and organizational activities).  Funding will support salary (up $70,000 per annum) and research and professional development allowance: A minimum of 30% or $30,000 per annum must be requested.  
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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

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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