The ambitious goals of BrainsCAN require equally ambitious approaches to funding opportunities to propel our research and researchers to achieve excellence. These opportunities are purposefully designed to support researchers at elite levels, as well as address the current deficiencies in the traditional funding landscape. 

BrainsCAN’s funding opportunities develop and support neuroscientists and research at all stages from graduate students and postdoctoral scholars establishing themselves in this field, to interdisciplinary/interinstitutional teams of highly accomplished researchers needing substantial investment to radically transform cognitive neuroscience research.

The common element among all of BrainsCAN’s funding programs is an unwavering commitment to produce transformational research that answers the most important and challenging questions about how the brain functions in health and disease. The ultimate of goal of every BrainsCAN supported program is to make substantial impacts on the lives of those burdened with brain disorders.