Funding Opportunities

OPEN COMPETITIONS

Disease Team Grants (NOIs due June 30, 2017, Full Grants due Oct 27, 2017)

New Idea Grants  (NOIs due June 30, 2017, Full Grants due Oct 27, 2017)

 

GRANT COMPETITIONS 
 

The Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine announces a call for grant proposals related to the application of stem cell research to regenerative medicine and improved health outcomes.

KEY DATES FOR DISEASE TEAMS AND NEW IDEAS GRANTS

  • June 1, 2017: Grant competition opens
  • June 30, 2017: Notice of Intent due
  • October 27, 2017: Full grant application due
  • November – January 2017: Review process
  • March 2018: Funding announcement
  • March 15th, 2018 (Disease Team) or April 1, 2018 (New Ideas): Funds are released

 

DISEASE TEAM GRANTS

This grant competition is based on a 12-month funding period (March 15, 2018, to March 14, 2019) and is up to $750,000 CDN in value, with possible renewed funding for 2 more years. Previously funding Disease Team awardees must reapply for renewed funding during each grant competition.

The Disease Team grant will support projects that are developing novel cellular or stem cell-related therapeutic approaches to tissue repair and regeneration for specific diseases. Projects may also involve:

  • Completion of proof-of-principle experiments in small or large animal models using novel cells or compounds/drugs or using novel translational approaches;
  • Identification/characterization of compounds/drugs that target stem cell differentiation/proliferation with the aim to develop novel therapeutic approaches;
  • Production of reagents necessary for the completion of a clinical trial. 

 

Disease Team Grant Application Package: 

DISEASE TEAM NOTICE OF INTENT APPLICATION FORM

DISEASE TEAM GRANT GUIDELINES

DISEASE TEAM GRANT APPLICATION FORM

DISEASE TEAM GRANT BUDGET TEMPLATE

DISEASE TEAM GRANT SIGNATURES FORM

 

NEW IDEA GRANTS

This grant competition is based on a 12-month funding period (April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019) and is up to $75,000 CDN in value.

The New Ideas Grant will support projects at the discovery level in the area of stem cell and regenerative medicine research with a goal to foster cutting-edge research in stem cell biology and/or technology. The project can target: 

  • Basic molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying stem cell properties and behaviours;
  • Stem cell or reprogrammed cell-based in vitro models to gain insight into disease mechanisms; or
  • Stem cell or reprogrammed cell studies leading to novel therapies. 

 

New Ideas Grant Application Package:

NEW IDEAS GRANT NOTICE OF INTENT APPLICATION FORM

NEW IDEAS GRANT GUIDELINES

NEW IDEAS GRANT APPLICATION FORM

NEW IDEAS GRANT BUDGET TEMPLATE

NEW IDEAS GRANT SIGNATURES FORM

 

TRAINEE OPPORTUNITIES

ISSCR 2017; OIRM Travel Award

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
 
OIRM is pleased to announce the 10 trainees who are receiving an OIRM Travel Award to help support their attendance at the ISSCR Annual Meeting in Boston.

Congratulations to the following trainees:
  • Kelsey Adams, Cindi Morsehead lab
  • Brian Ballios, Derek van der Kooy lab
  • Alejandro Gomez-Aristizabal, Sowmya Viswanathan lab
  • Kenneth Grise, Derek van der Kooy lab
  • Miriel Ho, Duncan Stewart lab
  • Qin Liang, Andras Nagy lab
  • Mina Ogawa, Gordan Keller lab
  • Fares Ould-Brahim, Jing Wang lab
  • Gurdeep Singh, Jennifer Mitchell lab
  • Anges Soos, Craig Simmons lab

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award - OIRM & Medicine by Design (MbD)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Highlights include:

  • Up to two postdoctoral positions are available for the 2017 competition
  • Each award will receive up to $50,000 CDN per year for up to three years
  • The host PI will supplement funds to cover travel costs and health benefits
  • Training opportunities available with over 160 research programs across the province (OIRM) and the MbD community at the University of Toronto
  • Opportunity to present your work at the OIRM Annual Symposium, the Till & McCulloch Meetings, and MbD events.
  • Translational and commercialization experience through the activities of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine in Toronto
  • Canada has one of the highest quality of life rankings in the world including exceptional health care, education, and standard of living


Instructions: Guidelines Form

To Apply: Application Form