The Association offers two types of grants:
- Small Grants for graduate allied health professionals. Covers expenses incidental to their research projects such as for equipment, travel and seminar/conference presentations.
- Research Grants for health and allied-health professionals. Funding is for more substantial research.
Current areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- palliative care; young people at risk;
- children’s experiences/quality of life;
- improving the quality of life of people with Huntington Disease and their carers;
- family relationships.
Funding & Duration
Small Grants are for a maximum of $5,000.
Research Grants are offered in one of three categories:
- Grants to provide “seed monies” for new or innovative research projects in the expectation that they will develop sufficiently to attract funding from other sources. These grants will be awarded for a period of one year and may be renewed for a second year subject to a satisfactory progress evaluation and the availability of funds.
- Grants to assist researchers undertaking post-graduate study with substantial expenses not covered by their primary award, such as for equipment. They are not available to fund a salary or stipend.
- Research fellowships to help promising young postdoctoral investigators in the early stages of their careers. These grants will be awarded for a period of one year and may be renewed for a second year subject to a satisfactory progress evaluation and the availability of funds. Fellowship recipients are expected to devote a major portion of their time to research, but may include some study and clinical experience.
Those eligible for Small Grants must be employed as allied health professionals (i.e. non-medical staff such as nurses, social workers, speech pathologists, physiotherapists and dieticians) and working with clients with Huntington Disease.
Applicants for Research Grants must have the endorsement of accredited institutions that can provide academic direction and administrative support for the research project.
- Proposals are accepted at any time.
- Submit an Application to the Research Branch for Review