2021 Research Competition

How to Apply: 

Welcome to the 2021 Research Competition! Apply now !

Key dates:

Launch of competition

Friday, September 11, 2020   

Application deadline 

Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST

Results announced

May 2021

Commencement of funding

July 1, 2021

Funding information

Doctoral Awards provide an opportunity for promising individuals, pursuing a PhD, to begin the process of becoming future independent investigators in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

  • Amount: $66,000
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: Within 18 months of starting PhD program

Postdoctoral Awards are for graduates with a PhD or MD who wish to gain additional research experience within an established research environment.

  • Amount: $100,000
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Within 18 months of obtaining their PhD degree (extension may be given to MDs)

New Investigator Operating Grants are designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are within the first 4 years of their initial academic appointment

  • Amount: $200,000
  • Duration: Up to 4 years
  • Eligibility: Within the first 2 years of initial faculty position

Proof of Concept Grants are designed to fund established researchers in conducting innovative, high-risk and high-reward approaches to dementia research. Please do not submit existing hypotheses.

  • Amount: $100,000
  • Duration: Up to 5 years
  • Eligibility: Principal investigators must hold a faculty position at a Canadian university or affiliated institution
External Deadline: 
Friday, November 6, 2020
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