Apply for funding

In support of ALS Canada’s vision: a future without ALS, research is the pathway to achieve this. Each year, we provide Canada’s ALS research community with opportunities to apply for research funding through the ALS Canada Research Program.

Canadian research efforts have helped to advance treatment discoveries and shed light on the complex genetic, biological and environmental factors involved in ALS. We will continue to fund the most promising ALS research in Canada to accelerate progress toward reaching our collective vision.

Current opportunities

ALS Canada Career Transition Award Program

The ALS Canada Career Transition Award aims to support talented young investigators pursuing advanced postdoctoral training and transition into a junior faculty position at a Canadian institution.

  • Awards will be for up to three (3) years. Each year, ALS Canada will provide $60,000 salary and $20,000 research allowance, with $30,000 for research allowance in year three.
  • Year two funding will be dependent on a progress interview with an expert panel at the ALS Canada Research Forum.
  • Year three funding will begin upon achieving an independent position at a Canadian institution. This may be deferred for up to one year to allow for additional time in securing a position.

The deadline for applications is 1pm ET on September 28, 2021.

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