Do you have a cool idea for how your research could go beyond the lab? Branch Out invites you to apply for one of our brand new IMPACT Grants. This grant supports the application of your NeuroCAM research beyond the lab where it can make a real impact in the community. Some examples are provided below and we welcome your impactful ideas!


Grant Value

  • Up to $2000, though smaller grants may be more likely to receive funding



  • Host a knowledge translation event to educate people with lived experience about NeuroCAM
  • Begin the process of commercializing your research
  • Submit your fees for open access publishing costs
  • Travel costs (when permissible) to disseminate research ideas
  • Collaborate with a community organization for an event



  • Funds must facilitate impact for people in the community
  • The applicant must be affiliated with one of Branch Out's partnering Universities 
    • University of Alberta
    • University of Calgary
    • University of Lethbridge
    • University of Saskatchewan
    • University of Victoria
    • University of Toronto 
  • NeuroCAM research must be a component of the project
  • Funds cannot be used for research costs
  • Its recommended to have a community partner as a mentor for the project
  • The budget must be reasonable and cost-saving measures will improve competitiveness
  • Projects selected for funding will have to do a consultation with Branch Out to promote project success
  • Funded grants should acknowledge Branch Out as a sponsor of the initiative


Application Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be awarded out quarterly. In the case we can't fund an application in the quarter it is received, we will keep it on file for up to one (1) year for future consideration. 

Click Here to submit your IMPACT Grant Application


Submission Deadlines

Q1 – Feb 28
Q2 – May 31
Q3 – Aug 31
Q4 – Nov 30


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ty McKinney, Research Director, at [email protected]