Grant Opportunities

If you are a student or researcher looking to apply for funding, we can’t wait to meet you!

Branch Out has been funding alternative treatments to neurological disorders since 2010, and we’re excited that you are choosing to dedicate your talents and time to this important research.

Please view our current grant opportunities below and review the relevant criteria before applying. We strongly recommend that you read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for guidance on how to complete the application.

If you have any questions, please email us at:

Current Grant Opportunities


Congratulations to our 2024 Undergraduate Recipients

  • Alessia Apa: Unveiling the Potential: Focused Ultrasound-Induced Oligodendrogenesis as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease. University of Toronto.
  • Martin Bardhi: Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) from the Gut. University of Calgary.
  • Nicholina Boutros: Using Cannabis to Treat Restless Legs Syndrome: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Pilot Safety and Feasibility Trial. University of Toronto.
  • Sukhman Chahal: Rapid, Accurate, and Cost-Effective (RACE) analysis of diagnostic and prognostic indicators of concussion; Effectiveness of concussion education resources in the emergency department. University of Calgary.
  • Michael Cheng: Comparing Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Sites For Autism Through Neural Variability. University of Toronto.
  • Cassia Culo: When using transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation to reduce paralysis, does stimulation frequency matter? University of Alberta.
  • Ashley de Witte: Sex differences in butyric acid supplementation for post-stroke recovery. University of Toronto.
  • Brooke Eberherr: Diet and Metabolic Syndrome. University of Northern British Columbia. 
  • Georgia Elliott: Perceptions and Outcomes of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy in Canadian Veterans. University of Calgary.
  • Kshef Kamran: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. University of Calgary.
  • Si Chen Pan: The association between brain structural connectivity and placebo analgesia and nocebo hyperalgesia responses in youth. University of Calgary.
  • Colby Sandberg: The impacts of prenatal delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol exposure on the phagocytic activity and neurodevelopmental role of microglia. University of Victoria.
  • Alexandria Stein: The Effects of Cannabinoids on Brain Rhythms During Sleep. University of Alberta.


**Improve your research by leveraging special collaboration opportunities with My Normative. See details within the application form.

Impact Grant

Scientific Review Panel

All grant applications are reviewed by our Scientific Review Panel (SRP). This multidisciplinary group of neuroscientists have the crucial role of selecting the innovative neuroCAM projects that Branch Out will fund. 


All grant applications must include an academic reference from the student’s supervisor by the application deadline. An optional second academic reference is also permitted.

If you are a supervisor or are looking to provide an academic reference, please fill out the reference survey below.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see if your answer is listed there.

You can also email us at any time about our grants or the application process: