Research Grants

Object of Major Research Grants:

SRCFC Major Grants support biomedical research into Solving the Puzzles of the Mind focused on the following:

  1. The causes of Puzzles of the Mind, such as Dyslexia and Autism, especially as it affects children.
  2. The causes and eventual cure of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. Research into other Puzzles of the Mind may be considered.

Note: The focus of the research should be on the causes and cure of the disease as opposed to the active treatment or palliative care.

Eligibility:

  1. Applications are limited to researchers who have no more than five (5) years experience as an independent investigator as of January 1, 2021.
  2. A researcher who is designated as the Principal Investigator on the research grant must be based in, or formally affiliated with (but not necessarily receive salary support from), an eligible Canadian Host Institution such as a university, research institute or health care agency. The Foundation does not consider trainees including Postdoctoral Fellows, research assistants or research associates to be eligible to apply as the Principal Investigator.
  3. Research projects must be endorsed by the Research Services Department or equivalent of the University, Hospital or Research Institute.
  4. Research must be carried out within Canada.

The value of the grants is a maximum of $40,000 per year for a period of up to 3 years. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30, 2021. When the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day will be considered the deadline date.

The Research Grant application package consists of the following items: Research Grant Form and Application Guide. Please note that only the 2021 version of the application forms will be accepted. All applicants MUST refer to the Application Guide when completing an application.

For questions about this program please contact:

The Awards Committee
Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
4 Queen Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3R3

Phone 905 522-0033


Application Forms

Note that the Research Application Guide and the Application Guide Form will download automatically with the following links:

The Research Grant application package consists of the following items: Research Grant Application Form and Research Grant Application Guide. The form has been designed to be completed in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Please note that only the 2021 version of the application forms will be accepted. All applicants MUST refer to the Application Guide when completing an application.

Applicants must submit the completed application form electronically including all supporting documentation in PDF format to grantsubmission@srcf.ca on or before April 30, 2021. When the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day will be considered the deadline date. Applications submitted in other formats will not be accepted for review and the application will be rejected without review.

This submission should consist of two files. The Research Grant Application Form – 2021 PDF form (in original, fillable format) and one PDF file containing all additional relevant information. Ensure that the total size of these two files does not exceed 20 MBs. Contact the Office if your files are too large.

Original signatures are no longer required. The electronic form can be digitally signed.

Files should be named with the following convention – Lastname_SRCF_Application_20XX and Lastname_SRCF_Appendices_20XX.


Funded Research

The following are listings of currently funded grants by competition year:

Competition Year Deadline Date Type of Award
2021-2022April 30, 2021Research Grants
2020-2021April 30, 2020Research Grants
2019-2020 April 30, 2019Research Grants
2018-2019 April 30, 2018Research Grants
2017-2018 April 30, 2017Research Grants

Previously Awarded Grants and Studentships

Grantees and Graduate Student Awards listed by year

2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

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