Brain Canada and Parkinson Canada are pleased to launch the Brain Canada – Parkinson Canada Platform Grant.

The Platform Grant is intended to support the development and maintainance of a large-scale Canadian Parkinson Network and Patient Registry (CaPNeR) that is build on the foundation of the established and successful FRQS Quebec Parkinson Network, involving multiple provinces, in the field of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, as well as its operating costs, for a period of three years.

Letter of Intent Deadline: November 13, 2017, 16:00 ET
Full Proposal Deadline: March 30, 2018, 16:00 ET
Click here for the Request for Applications

Research partnerships

Parkinson Canada recognizes the importance and value of research partnerships. Partnerships allow us to:

  • Expand our presence among all levels of government, healthcare professionals, the research community, health charities and the general public;
  • Make better use of resources and increase research funding capacity;
  • Meet the health research needs of people living with Parkinson’s more effectively;
  • Build capacity;
  • Increase awareness;
  • Build support for health research;
  • Influence the Canadian health-research agenda with regard to neurodegenerative diseases.

Our research partners

Current research partners with Parkinson Canada, include:

FRQS and Parkinson Canada Partnership Program Trainee Awards

This program is a collaborative effort between Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) and Parkinson Canada. It aims to increase the number of trainees who will be working on Parkinson’s disease and related disorders in Quebec research facilities. FRQS will co-fund up to two highest ranking Quebec fellowship candidates from the Graduate Student Award, Basic Research and Clinical Research Fellowship trainee programs combined, who have been selected for funding in the competition, that have also met FRQS’s required score for funding in the FRQS’s training awards competitionThe program offers up to two years of support with the possibility of renewal for a third year from FRQS. Stipends in this program for fellowship candidates are the same as that which is offered for Basic Research and Clinical Research Fellowships. The stipend for Masters students is $20,000 per annum and for Doctoral candidates, $25,000 per annum. The $5,000 per annum contribution requirement for supervisors of graduate award candidates is not applicable to partnership awards. The amount of funding available for the third year is based on eligibility for funding renewal in their third year as per regular FRQS competitions and is restricted to FRQS regular funding amounts. Please see FRQS funding guidelines for 2016-2017 amounts (http://www.frqs.gouv.qc.ca/en/accueil).

  • Candidates for these FRQS funding opportunities must submit applications to both FRQS and to Parkinson Canada and must indicate that this has been done. Research supported under this Program must be carried out at a University or affiliated institutions including hospitals and research institutes, within the Province of Quebec.
  • Any communication of research must acknowledge the support of Parkinson Canada and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRSQ). Copies of the communications should be sent to Parkinson Canada as soon as they become available.

NBHRF and Parkinson Canada Partnership Program Trainee Awards

This program is a collaborative effort between New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and Parkinson Canada. It aims to support health research in New Brunswick to ensure the development of research in the field of Parkinson’s disease. The Parties seek to promote training and support for promising students. The Parties therefore agree to co-fund annually up to two awards to support master, doctoral, postdoctoral students and/or fellows, who have been selected for funding in the Parkinson Canada competition. The program offers two years of support. Stipends in this program for graduate students and fellowship candidates are the same as that which are offered for the Graduate Student Award and the Basic Research and Clinical Research Fellowships. The $5,000 per annum contribution requirement for supervisors of graduate award candidates applies to the NBHRF partnership awards.

  • Candidates for the funding opportunities must submit applications to Parkinson Canada only and indicate on their application that they wish to be considered for this partnership award. Research under this Program must be carried out at a University or affiliated institutions including hospitals and research institutes, within the Province of New Brunswick.
  • Any communication of research must acknowledge the support of Parkinson Canada and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). Copies of the communications should be sent to Parkinson Canada as soon as they become available.
  • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

MSFHR and Parkinson Canada Partnership Program Trainee Awards

This program is a collaborative effort between Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and Parkinson Canada . It aims to increase the number of trainees who will be working on Parkinson’s disease and related disorders in British Columbia research facilities. MSFHR will co-fund up to two highest ranking British Columbia fellowship candidates from the Basic Research Fellowship trainee program, who have been selected for funding in the Parkinson Canada competition, that have also met MSFHR’s required score for funding in the MSFHR’s training awards competitionThe program offers up to two years of support with the possibility of a third year from MSFHR. Stipends in this program for fellowship candidates are the same as those which are offered through the MSFHR 2016 Trainee Program.

  • Candidates for the MSFHR/Parkinson Canada funding opportunities must submit applications to both MSFHR and to PSCand must indicate in their PSC application that this has been done. Researchers must hold or be eligible to hold a post-doctoral fellowship position by the award start date, and for the duration of the MSFHR award, at a BC university that holds a memorandum of understanding with MSFHR.
  • To apply to MSFHR (LOI deadline: 4th December 2015), please refer to the 2016 Trainee Program Guidelines.
  • Any communication of research must acknowledge the support of Parkinson Canada and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). Copies of the communications should be sent to Parkinson Canada as soon as they become available.
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

SHRF and Parkinson Canada partnership program trainee awards

This program is a collaborative effort between the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and Parkinson Canada. It aims to increase the number of trainees who will be working on Parkinson’s disease and related disorders in Saskatchewan research facilities. SHRF will co-fund up to two highest ranking Saskatchewan fellowship candidates from the Basic Research Fellowship trainee program, who have been selected for funding in the Parkinson Canada competition, that have also met SHRF’s required score for funding in the SHRF’s training awards competitionThe program offers up to two years of support. Stipends in this program for fellowship candidates are the same as that which is offered for the Basic Research fellowships plus a $5,000 research supplement. (http://shrf.ca/saskatchewan-health-research-foundation/Funding)

  • Candidates for the SHRF/PSC funding opportunities must submit applications to both SHRF and to Parkinson Canada and must indicate in their Parkinson Canada application that they would like to be considered for this partnership. Research supported under this Program must be carried out at a University or affiliated institutions including hospitals and research institutes, within the Province of Saskatchewan.
  • Any communication of research must acknowledge the support of Parkinson Canada and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF). Copies of the communications should be sent to Parkinson Canada as soon as they become available.
  • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation