Funding Opportunities

This page contains information on the Centre's funding opportunities.

 

Alzheimer's disease Research Grant competition 2021

Application are now open for the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant Competition. Below you will find all the details pertaining to the application process.

The deadline to apply is October 22 at 5:00 pm. Applications and any questions can be directed to Chris Crossfield. 


Eligibility:
The primary applicant must be a full member of the DMCBH.

Funded projects from the 2020 competition (listed below) are eligible to submit for a one-year renewal award: 

  • Drs. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Haakon Nygaard, Robin Hsiung, Sherri Hayden and Alex Levit: Using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation to Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Drs. Liisa Galea, Annie Ciernia, Cheryl Wellington, Jonathan Epp, Staci Bilbo and Lisa Saksida: Understanding the Influence of Genetics and Sex Differences in Alzheimer’s Risk
  • Drs. Tim Murphy and Mark Cembrowski: Tracking the Impact of Multi-Sensory Brain Stimulation on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • This funding program will provide funding support up to maximum of 2 years for the same project. Guidelines and review criteria for new and renewal applications are outlined below.


Objectives:

  • Support research that focuses on outstanding questions related to Alzheimer’s Disease, which could include (but is not limited to) causes of the disease, diagnosis, treatment and experimental models of the disease. 
  • Strengthen and foster new collaborations within the DMCBH community and across UBC.


Awards Available:
This program will fund several new and renewal research projects each valued at $50,000.


Application guidelines:

New Application
Your application should be no longer than two pages and must include the following headings: 

  1. Project title, primary applicant, co-applicants, and an outline of team member roles;
  2. Concept;
  3. Approach;
  4. Impact;
  5. Budget.

Appendices:

The primary applicant and co-applicant(s) must attach a CV (4 pages maximum) that includes a list of publications from the past 5 years;
References.

Combine the application and Appendices into a single PDF for your submission.

Renewal Application
Your renewal application should be no longer than two pages and must include the following headings:

  1. Project title, primary applicant, co-applicants, and an outline of team member roles;
  2. Concept;
  3. Approach;
  4. Progress report;
  5. Budget.

The application deadline for both new and renewal applications is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 22.

Review Process:
This is a competitive peer review process and each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

New application

  1. Innovative concept;
  2. Collaborative approach and strength of team; 
  3. Potential impact on the greater understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Renewal application

Status of collaborative approach and strength of team;
Progress achieved and potential impact.

 
All applications will be adjudicated by a committee as designated by the DMCBH Executive and will include a Chair and 3-4 reviewing members.

Outcomes Follow-up:
A short progress report will be required upon conclusion of each project and awardees will be required to present their findings at the Neuroscience Research Colloquium. 

Submission & questions:
Please submit your application in PDF format to Chris Crossfield (chris.crossfield@ubc.ca) by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 22. Any questions regarding this program and the application process can also be directed to Chris. 

 

Endowment Awards 2021

Applications for the 2021 DMCBH Endowment Awards have closed. More information can be found on the Graduate Program in Neuroscience website. 

 

Equipment Fund

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a full member of the DMCBH.

Objective/Criteria:

This program will contribute towards the purchase of research equipment. It is primarily designed to provide matching support and cover small shortfalls for equipment grants (e.g. CFI, NSERC, RTI), but can also be used for the purchase of equipment in conjunction with other DMCBH labs. The equipment does not have to be located in DMCBH/Koerner labs but must benefit DMCBH members.

Awards available:

This program will support 5-6 appications per year, up to a maximum of $10,000/application.

How to apply:

Provide the following information in your application, which should be a maximum of 2 pages:

  • Title of project, brief outline, total budget, and amount requested;
  • Funding organization, and current stage in the application review process (if applicable);
  • Equipment item(s), proposed location, and a quote;
  • Sustainability plan for ongoing maintenance/service of equipment;
  • Benefits to the CBH community and list of CBH labs that the equipment will support/impact;
  • List of matching requests made to other Departments/Centres/Labs/donors/ vendors;
  • References, quotes can be attached as Appendices.

Review process:

Applications will be adjudicated by a small sub-set of the DMCBH Executive Committee and Chris Crossfield.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Potential impact and benefit to DMCBH community
  • Sustainability plan

Submission & questions:

There is no set deadline for this program. Please submit completed applications in PDF format to Chris Crossfield (chris.crossfield@ubc.ca). Any questions regarding this program and the application process can also be directed to Chris. 

 

Kickstart Grants – Spring 2021

Eligibility:

The primary applicant must be a full member of the DMCBH.

If a full member holds an active DMCBH research award as either primary or co-applicant, they will be considered ineligible for the Spring 2021 competition.

Objective:

This program will support research projects that demonstrate new research collaborations, directions, and technological developments that can be used to generate preliminary data for future research grant competitions to external funding agencies.

This program is intended to strengthen and foster new collaborations within the DMCBH community and across UBC.

Awards available:

This program will fund up to a maximum of five (5) one-year term awards at $30,000.

The term for each award will be July 1 – June 30.

How to apply:

Your application should be no longer than 2 pages and must include the following headings:

  1. Project Title, primary applicant, co-applicants, and an outline of team member roles;
  2. Concept;
  3. Approach;
  4. Impact;
  5. Budget.

Appendices:

  1. The primary applicant and co-applicant(s) must attach a CV (4 pages maximum) that includes a list of publications from the past 5 years and a statement signed by all applicants that they hold no active research funding from DMCBH;
  2. References.

Combine the application and Appendices into a single PDF for your submission.

Applications for this award are now closed.

Review Process:

This is a competitive peer review process and each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • innovative concept;
  • collaborative approach and strength of team; 
  • potential impact.

Applications will be adjudicated by a committee as designated by the DMCBH Executive and will include a Chair and 3-4 reviewing members.

Submission & questions:

Applications for this award are now closed.

If you have any question, please contact Chris Crossfield (chris.crossfield@ubc.ca).