Funding Opportunities

SFIRM currently supports one research-based program, available to Canadian researchers.

Brain Regenerative Discovery Fund (currently OPEN)

The Brain Regenerative Discovery Fund supports innovative projects in stem cell and regenerative medicine with a focus on the brain. Projects that accelerate knowledge related to brain degenerative conditions, specifically those which aim to address an unmet need, are preferred. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint.

Grants are issued following a competitive, peer review process and are valued up to $100,000 CDN per year, for a 2-year funding period, i.e. total value up to $200,000 CDN per project. There will be an optional 3rd year extension of up to $100,000 CDN, based on the project’s success and progress.

For more information, please see the Brain Regenerative Discovery Fund Grant Guidelines.

OPEN: We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 competition

Interested applicants must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI). Applicants with high potential projects will be invited to submit a Full Application. Full Applications will be reviewed by an expert peer review panel and the project with the most potential and impact will be selected to receive funding.

To apply, please see the Brain Regenerative Discovery Fund NOI Application.

NOIs are due Friday, April 5, 2019 by 4:00 pm EST.

For any questions, please email [email protected] or call the SFIRM team at 416-350-5900 x2890.