For Researchers


A Request for Application document is attached to each funding opportunity description, along with a link to the online Research Application System. Application deadlines are also listed with each description and on the Important Dates page of the Research section of this website.

All applicants are encouraged to read the Application Guidelines and complete a Biographical Sketch Form.

Applications submitted on line through the Parkinson Canada Website
CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
(Click on the grant / award title for full descriptions and eligibility)

Pilot Project Grants

  • One-year duration
  • Maximum funding of $45,000
  • Pilot Project Program grants intend to foster novel, high-potential projects and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions

Targeted Competition: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) – 1 Pilot Project Grant

  • In addition to general funding opportunities that encompass the breadth of topics in Parkinson’s disease research, Parkinson Canada invites applications for a targeted Pilot Project Grant on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). In response to this call, Parkinson Canada intends to fund one Pilot Project Grant up to $45,000 for one year.
  • Independent researchers are eligible to apply. Refer to general Pilot Project Grant RFA for application guidelines and instructions. Select Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) as primary area of research on the online application system.

New Investigator Award Program

  • Two-year duration
  • $45,000 per year
  • For junior faculty in a Canadian university in first 5 years of their career as a research scientist in Canada

Basic Research Fellowship

  • Two-year duration
  • $40,000 - $50,000 per year
  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) and may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside or outside of Canada, or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada

Partnership Awards (See RFA for details)

  • Parkinson Canada and Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) Partnership Awards
  • Parkinson Canada and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHR) Partnership Awards
  • Parkinson Canada and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SKRH) Partnership Awards

Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship

  • One year duration, $50,000
  • Recipient will undertake clinical training in the subspecialty of Movement Disorders and gain expertise in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and may include other movement disorders.
Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Two-year duration $50,000 per year
  • Recipient training will combine direct experience in the diagnoses and treatment of Parkinson’s and in clinical research.

Graduate Studentship Award

  • Two-year duration  $20,000 per year *(see RFA for explanation of funding)
  • At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program at the Master's or PhD level. Candidates may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside Canada or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada, who fulfill the criteria for a student visa.

Partnership Awards (See RFA for details)

  • Parkinson Canada and Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) Partnership Awards
  • Parkinson Canada and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHR) Partnership Awards

Parkinson Canada is committed to advancing our research program to better serve Canadians with Parkinson’s, to foster Canadian Parkinson’s research leadership internationally, and to support efforts to ease the burden and find a cure.

Application deadline: Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  EDT

Or contact:
Julie Wysocki, Director, Research Program
Parkinson Canada
Tel: 416-227-3382 or 1 800 565-3000, ext. 3382
Email: Julie.wysocki@parkinson.ca