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)

OIRM Fellowship Award  (January 15, 2018)

 

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

OIRM Fellowship Award - (Deadline January 15, 2018)

OIRM is seeking the very best candidates with outstanding potential to be independent leaders in the stem cell and regenerative medicine community. The OIRM Fellowship Award is now open to basic research trainees (PhD), as well as, health professional trainees (MD, DVM and DDS). Other health professions should contact OIRM regarding eligibility prior to applying. The supervising PI must be a member of OIRM and have a primary, full-time faculty appointment at an Ontario University or affiliated research institute. Please read the complete guidelines before completing this application. 

 

Highlights include:

  • One fellowship position is available for the 2018-2019 competition
  • This awardee 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 are available with over 225 research programs across the province
  • Opportunity to present your work at the OIRM Annual Symposium, Till & McCulloch Meetings and other OIRM events
  • 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