Rapid Response Canada

The Rapid Response: Canada program was created to provide seed funding (up to $300,000 per project for up to 18 months) to catalyse novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research. 

Two competition streams:
  1. Parkinson’s & Related Diseases: PD, PSP, DLB, MSA, prodromes, vascular contributions to the listed diseases
  2. Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases: AD, frontotemporal dementia, mild cognitive impairment, prodromes, vascular contributions to the listed diseases
 
Eligibility: Principal Applicants must be researchers working in Canada at least 30% of the time at or above the level of Postdoctoral Fellow, and affiliated with a Canada Revenue Agency-qualified donee institution located in Canada. Project must involve the development of either a therapeutic, a tool, select complementary approaches, or a combination of above to help accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
 
Webinar
 
The Institute will hold a Program Information Webinar for each disease focus, to provide further details on the program and answer any questions. 

Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases: February 14, 2020 at 1:00pm ET.

Parkinson’s & Related Diseases: March 20, 2020 at 1:00pm ET. Register here.

 

 

Two-stage application process:
  • Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases:
Apr 24, 2020. LOI deadline. SFU Signature Sheet not required at this stage. Applicants (not ORS) submit directly to agency.
Aug 5, 2020. Full application deadline.  SFU signature sheet and copy of full application due no later than 3 business days before agency deadline. Overhead is 0%. Applicants (not ORS) submit directly to agency.
 
  • Parkinson’s & Related Diseases:
Jun 4, 2020. LOI deadline. SFU Signature Sheet not required at this stage. Applicants (not ORS) submit directly to agency.
Sep 22, 2020. Full application deadline. SFU signature sheet and copy of full application due no later than 3 business days before agency deadline. Overhead is 0%. Applicants (not ORS) submit directly to agency.
 
*Reminder: Based on the revision of Postdoctoral fellow (PDF) policy (R50.03), please continue to include 14% of PDF benefit in all your proposal budgets.

Upcoming Deadlines

External
Internal
September 22, 2020September 22, 2020 Verified Date
September 17, 2020 Sep. 17, 2020 September 17, 2020 16:00:00 September 17, 2020 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Rapid Response Canada The Rapid Response: Canada program was created to provide seed funding to catalyse novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research. The budget of the Rapid Response: Canada 2020 program has been increased to a maximum of $300,000 over up to 18 months. .
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