About the Neuroscience Research Programs 

Neuroscience Announcements

New 2014 Targeted Diseases Request for Applications – Letter of Intent due Friday, June 6, 2014

The Foundation is pleased to launch the new Targeted Diseases program which aims to support high impact, translational research in frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy.

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New 2014 Transformational Research Request for Applications – Letter of Intent due Friday, May 2, 2014

The Foundation is delighted to continue the support for translational research that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging with the launch of the Transformational Research program.

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New Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Disease – Letter of Intent due Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and the Alzheimer’s Association are pleased to announce the creation and funding of a new grant program, Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Disease, to further study into the similarities and differences between the two most common brain diseases, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation to Fund a Clinical Trial of Neuroprotective Hypertension Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease

The Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation are delighted to announce a funding collaboration for a clinical trial lead by Dr. Sandra Black to investigate potentially neuroprotective hypertension drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read more.

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Brain Canada Announce Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Awardees

The Foundation and Brain Canada are pleased to announce the awardees for The W. Garfield Weston Foundation – Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative. Click here to find out more.


Requests for Applications

2014 Early Phase Clinical Trials Request for Applications

The Foundation launched a new grant program in research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging in February. The Early Phase Clinical Trials program will provide support for Phase I and IIa clinical trials for therapeutics of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

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2013 Rapid Response Request for Applications

A new national grant program in research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging was launched in September. The Rapid Response: Neurodegenerative Diseases of Aging program will provide support for high-potential translational research in neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Click here for more information on the program.

2013 Transformational Research Request for Applications

In February, the Foundation launched a pilot funding program in research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Click here to find out more.

2012 Rapid Response Request for Applications

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has awarded $1.3 million to support translational neuroscience research. Click here to read more.

Click here to meet the scientific review committee for the Rapid Response program.
Click here to find out more about the projects funded under the program.
Click here to learn more about the principal investigators leading the research.

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