Pilot Project Program grants intend to foster novel, high-potential projects and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions.


An applicant cannot submit the same unfunded application more three times in a three year period.

Applications will be accepted from individuals who are representative of a broad spectrum of health-related communities and sectors, including, but not limited to, researchers, scholars and health professionals. Applications will be accepted from applicants who meet the eligibility criteria established by Parkinson Canada (as summarized in this Request for Applications) and who are affiliated with and/or conduct research with the following institutions and organizations (an “Approved Institution”):

  • Canadian post-secondary institutions and their affiliated institutions, including hospitals and research institutes;
  • Canadian non-governmental not-for-profit organizations (including community or charitable organizations) with an explicit research or knowledge translation mandate; and
  • Other organizations, as determined by the Research Policy Committee of the National Board of Parkinson Canada in consultation with the Advisory Board, provided that the applicant’s research or research-related activities fall within the mandate of Parkinson Canada.

The applicant must be a researcher who has completed formal training in health-related research. Applicants must have some form of research appointment with an Approved Institution, typically, an employment relationship with such institution or organization.

Funding Available

  •  One-year duration; maximum funding of $50,000

Useful Links


CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Checklist January 25, 2018
Submission to Sponsor February 01, 2018 5:00 p.m. EST

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which the Departmental Chair and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.