In 2013, the Brain Repair Centre introduced funding for Knowledge Translation (KT), Research Dissemination & Commercialization (RD&C), and Discovery (D) grants. The BRC has since awarded $270K via the KT grants, which in addition to funding specific research projects, has leveraged additional funds by those researchers in excess of $3 million. The total awarded to date as RD&C grants is $45K and $25K as Discovery grants.

The BRC also implemented the Summer Student Scholarship Fund in 2016. As a result of a donation from b.r.a.i.n.child*, the BRC matched the donation and applications were sought from students with an interest in Child-related Neurodevelopment. Through the same peer-reviewed, competitive process used for the KT and RD&C grants, the BRC awarded 4 summer scholarships totalling $18,000, which will be supplemented by the PIs/supervisors of the awardees. 

Further information on the individual grant programs and details of how and when to apply can be found on the following pages:


BRC Grant Awardees






2013 Robert Brownstone RDC  2013 Canadian Spinal Cord Conference
2013 Alan Fine KT  
2013 Ying Zhang KT  
2013 Sultan Darvesh KT Detecting Alzheimer early: Dr. Sultan Darvesh pioneers diagnostic test
2014 Shaun Boe &
Tim Bardouille
KT To develop a working prototype of a portable unit that will help survivors of stroke recover lost motor functions
2014 George Robertson KT    
2014 Michael Schmidt KT    
2014 James Fawcett & 
Robert Brownstone
RDC 9th International Motoneuron Meeting 
2014 Steven Beyea / IWK RDC  BIOMAG 2014
2015 Gail Eskes KT  
2015 David Clarke  KT  
2015 George Robertson KT    
2015 Johane Robitaille RDC  International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma
2015 Turgay Akay   
2016 Michael Schmidt KT   Neuroprotection using noble gases - deeper insight and next steps in knowledge translation
2016 Shaun Boe KT MiScreen: Rapid and portable assessment of imagery abiltiy for rehabilitation.
2016 Alon Friedman KT   Customization, implementation and testing of an image analysis algoritmin in regards to UWFFA data
2016 Bernd Pohlman-Eden RDC 4th Annual Halifax International Epilepsy Conference and Retreat (Halifax)
2016 George Robertson  KT Therapeutic support of peroxisomal and mitochondrial function as a combinatorial approach to promote spinal cord repair. 
2017  John Frampton KT Systems and Methods for High-Throughput 3D Neural Cell Culture
2017 Jeremy Brown  KT Integrated Ablation and Imaging Electronic Harware for Guided Neurosurgery
2017 Shaun Boe KT Motor Imagery (MI) Screen: Rapid and portable assessment of imagery ability for rehabilitation (Pt 2) 
2017 Gail Eskes  KT   Business Case and Commercialisaiton Plan for a Cognitive Assessment and Repair Technology Start-up Company



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