Digital Health Application Grant


Parkinson Canada is pleased to offer the Parkinson’s Digital Health Application Grant as part of its strategic initiative to impact more people throughout their journey with Parkinson’s.

The intent  is that successful applicants in this Grant will utilize the funding to enhance and evaluate a digital health app that will engage people living with Parkinson’s and support their approach to wellness by offering education and wellness tracking metrics to empower them to optimize their health.



Proposals will be accepted from applicants who are affiliated with and/or conduct research with the following institutions and organizations (an “Approved Institution”):

  • Canadian post-secondary institutions and their affiliated institutions, including hospitals and research institutes;
  • Canadian non-governmental not-for-profit organizations (including community or charitable organizations) with an explicit research or knowledge translation mandate; and
  • Other organizations, as determined by the Research and Clinical Advisory Committee of the Board of Parkinson Canada, provided that the applicant’s research or research-related activities fall within the mandate of Parkinson Canada

The applicant’s research appointment with his or her Approved Institution must:

  • allow the applicant to pursue the proposed research project, to supervise trainees and to publish the results of the research; and
  • Require the applicant to conform to institutional regulations concerning the conduct of research, the supervision of research trainees, and the employment conditions of staff paid from the Parkinson Canada grant.



Parkinson Canada will award up to $300,000 over a three-year term to one outstanding applicant who meets the eligibility and review criteria. This funding is non-renewable.

 Note: Eligible expenses of this award include operating expenses, technical support staff salaries and equipment costs. Other funding may be used in conjunction with funding from this award. Applicants are prohibited from receiving the payment of a salary, stipend, honorarium, or any similar form of compensation from any Parkinson Canada grant. Funds received from this award cannot be used to cover institutional overhead costs. Funding from this award cannot be used to support post-doctoral fellows or other trainees. Applicants seeking a fellowship to support trainees at a postdoctoral level or clinical level should refer to Parkinson Canada’s Fellowship Program.


Key dates

Application Deadline (Online Receipt): June 6, 2022 (11:59PM EST)

Notifications of Award: September 19, 2022

Funding Start Date: November 1, 2022

Duration of Award: 3 years (non-renewable)


How to apply

Applicants should contact Parkinson Canada ( if they have inquiries about the application process. All applications must be submitted using Parkinson Canada’s electronic grant management system ( Applicants must complete all required application fields in the Parkinson Canada electronic grant application system before 11:59 PM EST on the deadline date.





For more information please contact Julie Wysocki  or Cameron Dunkin


SFU Signature Sheet is due to ORS 3 business days before the agency deadline. 

Upcoming Deadlines

June 06, 2023June 06, 2023 *
June 02, 2023 Jun. 02, 2023 June 02, 2023 16:00:00 June 02, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Digital Health Application Grant Parkinson's Digital Health Application Grant: The intent of this grant is to fund the enhancement and evaluation of a digital health app that will engage people living with Parkinson's and support their approach to wellness by offering education, and wellness tracking metrics to empower them to optimize their health. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.