2018 Proof-of-Principle Grant Call

This call for funding is now closed.

Prebiotics, Probiotics, Postbiotics

This funding opportunity will provide research grants of up to $150,000 over 18 months to support high-impact projects that seek to develop novel microbiome-based therapies.

Please refer to the Program Details and Request for Applications (RFA) for more information and details on how to apply.

Objective

To provide funding to Canadian scientists performing high-risk, high-reward translational research that modulates the microbiome to improve human health.

Proposal Streams

Stream 1: Prebiotics

Stream 2: Probiotics

Definitions can be found in the Program Details.

Funding Parameters

  • Total available funding: $1.5 million (approx. 5 projects per stream)
  • Project size: $150,000
  • Duration: Up to 18 months

Eligible Projects

  • Establish an innovative line of translational research and provide evidence in support of new health applications that leverage the microbiome (i.e. interventions or preventative health)
  • Catalyze longer term bench-to-bedside initiatives that seek to move therapies from discovery through to clinical application
  • Focus on modulation of the microbiome to improve health by one of two paths: 1) prebiotic approaches and 2) probiotic or postbiotic strategies

Application materials

How to Apply

1.    Confirm intent to apply by emailing geordie.stewart@westonfoundation.ca

2.    Submit a completed Letter of Intent (see template above)

Important Dates

Information webinars:             February 27th and 28th, 2018 @ 1:00pm EST

LOI deadline:                             March 30th, 2018 @ 2:00pm EDT

Proposal deadline:                   August 1st, 2018

Anticipated Award Notice:      September, 2018

Registration for the Information Session can be found here.