Campus Alberta Neuroscience Entrepreneurship Seed Grant

The Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) EntrepreneurshipSeed Grant is a foundational pillar of CAN’s Entrepreneurship Program that provides funding and collaborative support for early-stage innovationprojects with solutions that address neuroscienceand mental health related challenges in Alberta.

Campus Alberta Neuroscience will provide one-year seed grants. The total number of seed grants disbursed will vary depending on the level of funding requested. The program includes:

  • Funding of $5,000 CAD up to $30,000 CAD
  • A consultation with Campus Alberta Neuroscience with targeted and individualized assessment of needs, subject to provincial and regional availability
  • Educational and other support programs, including support for engaging and connecting with industries and agencies, and other commercialization and entrepreneurial support through CAN and its partner organizations
  • Mentorship from previous founders and advisors


Applicants/Companies must:

  • Be an Alberta-based neuroscience research member of CAN (join here) housed within the University of Alberta, University of Calgary,or University of Lethbridge OR collaborate with an Alberta-based neuroscience research member housed within these universities
  • Have an incorporated small or medium-size company or have a plan to incorporate a company in Alberta
  • Be for-profit and actively engaged in the development of products or services relevant to neuroscience and/or mental health (if company)
  • Be able to actively participate in educational and support programs hosted by CAN (see information under Terms and Conditions section)

Application Opens: May 3, 2021
Application Deadline: June 30, 2021 by 12:00 PM MST (noon)
Elevator Pitch Sessions: July 27 and 28, 2021 (afternoon)
Notice of Decision: Week of August 2, 2021 (date is tentative and subject to change)

See Full Eligibility Details & Apply

Agency Name: 
Campus Alberta Neuroscience
Contact Name: 
Brandie Lea
Grant Amount: 
Varies: between $5000 - $30,000
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: