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Weston Brain Institute – Rapid Response 2024

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:



Up to $300,000 over 18-24 months


  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences


  • Weston Family Foundation


Internal Deadline:

April 23, 2024

Sponsor Deadline:

April 30, 2024

Additional Dates:

  • LOI HRS Due Date - April 16, 2024
  • ROADS Draft Application - by invitation only - July 29, 2024
  • ROADS Final Application - by invitation only - August 7, 2024


The Institute is pleased to announce the re-launch of our flagship Rapid Response program, which is designed to provide seed funding to catalyze novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research for neurodegenerative disease of aging (NDAs).


Be translational research that can accelerate therapeutic or tool development for NDAs, as defined by the Institute.

  • Therapeutics should address unmet needs in the prevention, treatment and/or symptomatic management of NDAs.
  • Tools should address challenges in translational research to accelerate the development and/or clinical implementation of therapeutics for NDAs (e.g., biomarkers, drug delivery systems).

Have preliminary data to support the hypothesis and feasibility of the project.


Additional Details.


For more information and on how to apply, contact Beatrice Fletcher, Senior Advisor.