Weston Brain Institute Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada

Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are placing a large and increasing burden on society. If ignored, the social and economic costs of managing these diseases will rise significantly within a generation. Meeting these challenges requires pioneering approaches to accelerating treatments.

The Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada program was created to provide funding support for clinical trials and clinical trial sub-studies with excellent preliminary data.

Goal: To provide funding to support clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies that could accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Applicant Eligibility
Eligible Principal Applicants must meet all of the criteria below:

  • Be a researcher currently working in Canada at least 30% of the time.
  • Be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent.
  • Be affiliated with a Canada Revenue Agency-qualified donee institution located in Canada.

Co-applicants and Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or above, and can be working outside Canada.
Applicants may appear in any role on any number of projects.

Project Eligibility
Projects must meet these conditions to be eligible:

  • Be a clinical trial(s) and/or a clinical trial sub-study(s) that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
    • Projects that require only up to $300,000 over up to 18 months may also be submitted to the Rapid Response program.
    • Translational research other than clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies should be submitted to the Transformational Research program or the Rapid Response program.
  • Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool, and/or select complementary approaches.

For more information and application process, please visit the Weston Brain Institute wesbite.

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Weston Brain Institute
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A maximum of $1,500,000 per project over up to 4 years
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Natural Science
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