New brain health research funding available

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce that a new funding program supporting brain health research is now open for Canadian researchers. The $7M pilot initiative is designed to support research examining the impact of lifestyle and the microbiome on the maintenance of optimal brain health and, in particular, the prevention or delay of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

In this pilot round, funding of up to $1.5M over three years will be available for Canadian researchers who propose projects that, if successful, will deliver substantial measurable impact on the brain health of Canadians. Projects should aim to evaluate the link between brain health and lifestyle approaches, microbiome constitution, or both.