How the Funding Process Works

Step 1 Call for proposals
The call for proposals goes out to Canada-based researchers, health care professionals and graduate students.

Step 2 Peer review**
The Scientific Advisory Board reviews, scores and ranks each application using Canadian Institutes of Health Research standards. (**Members recuse themselves from reviewing any application where there is a conflict of interest.)

Step 3 Funding recommendations
The Research Policy Committee receives the Scientific Advisory Board’s rankings and recommends that the Parkinson Canada Board of Directors funds those applications with the highest ratings for scientific excellence, innovation and relevance to Parkinson’s.

Step 4 Funding approved
Parkinson Canada Board of Directors approves the funding recommendations and successful applicants receive their awards. Research projects and clinical fellowships begin.

Step 5 Knowledge shared
Grant recipients share their knowledge by providing progress reports and financial accounting yearly and upon completion.