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Brain Canada Translational Programs — Request for EOIs

Opportunity NameTranslational Programs — Request for EOIs
AgencyBrain Canada
ValueStream 1 — $20,000 to $200,000
Stream 2 — $50,000 to $500,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration1 to 3 years
EOI due to FSc RO at for full review07-11-2022
EOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review07-18-2022
Final EOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review07-21-2022, by 9:00AM
EOI due at agency 07-25-2022, by 5:00PM

Brain Canada is currently developing programs to bridge translational gaps for brain health innovations—gaps that limit, if not prevent, the effective translation of research investment efforts into concrete impacts on brain health for Canadians.

Impacts can include: 

  • Social innovation (stream 1): where Brain Canada can support efforts to improve the health system and quality of life, as well as achieve justice, equity, and positive social change; or 
  • Patient-centred impact (stream 2): where Brain Canada can fill translational gaps in the early stage of discovery to help bring solutions to patients faster. 

The translational programs are a key component of Brain Canada’s application to the Strategic Science Fund (SSF) – the Federal government’s new approach aimed at improving the effectiveness of federal investments in science and research organizations.

Brain Canada is currently seeking brief EOIs from eligible applicants that meet the requirements of the translational programs. The purpose of the EOI is to engage in shaping the future of Brain Canada-supported research for impact, strengthen the SSF application, and help define the course to impact. 

  • Stream 1: Investigators who are eligible to apply for funding from one of the tri-council agencies (eg. CIHR), as well as knowledge users and/or relevant non-profit organizations.
  • Stream 2: Investigators who are eligible to apply for funding from one of the tri-council agencies (eg. CIHR).

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.


For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies)

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)