The Spark Award is a partnership program between the Firefly Foundation and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The goal of the Firefly Spark Award supports novel research into neurodegenerative disease that is well-informed but requires evidence to be pursued further. Projects considered will include a thoughtful hypothesis on envisioned solutions, approaches or methodologies that are new and novel. Research proposals must represent the potential to open new scientific pathways and/or generate noteworthy learning. To date five awards have been granted.