Discovery Grants competition – launching today!

August 7, 2020 – Together with the Brain Canada Foundation, the ALS Society of Canada is excited to announce the continuation of their much-valued partnership with a $1-million Discovery Grants competition – launching today!

Since 2014, ALS Canada’s partnership with Brain Canada has resulted in nearly $20 million being invested in leading-edge ALS research that has helped further the study of the disease. The Discovery Grants Program is designed to fuel the innovation that will accelerate our understanding of ALS, identify pathways for future therapies and optimize care to improve the quality of life for people and families affected by this devastating disease.

We are grateful to our donors and partners whose generosity has enabled us to launch this competition during a time when health research funding is so challenged. The Discovery Grants competition has been made possible by Brain Canada, through the Canada Brain Research Fund (with financial support from Health Canada) and the generosity of provincial ALS Societies, ALS Canada donors and community-based efforts, including 40 per cent of net proceeds from the #WalktoEndALS. With this support, the ALS Canada Research Program can continue the momentum achieved over the last several years and provide sustainable funding for ALS research in Canada at a time when it’s more important than ever before.

Applications are now being accepted. All proposals that meet eligibility criteria will be peer-reviewed by a panel of international ALS experts in order to fund projects with the greatest potential to make a difference in creating a future without ALS.