Research & Training Funding

OIRM supports four research-based programs, available to Ontario-based researchers and/or trainees.

OIRM Disease Team projects encompass large, collaborative research teams at multiple institutions across Ontario with potential partnerships outside the province.  Disease Team grants support projects that are developing novel cellular or stem cell-related therapeutic approaches to tissue repair and regeneration for specific diseases. All OIRM Disease Teams are aimed at developing therapies with a clear path to the clinic. Grants are issued on an annual basis following a competitive, externally-reviewed process and are valued up to $750,000.

OIRM’s New Ideas program supports projects at the discovery level in the area of stem cell and regenerative medicine research. New Ideas projects are typically based at one institution with one or two investigators. The projects have clear and achievable short-term goals leading to clinical or commercial activities. Grants are issued on an annual basis following a competitive, externally-reviewed process and are valued up to $75,000.

The OIRM Fellowship Award supports outstanding trainees in basic research or health professions for up to three years to pursue a specific line of research in bioengineering, stem cells and/or regenerative medicine.

Travel awards are available for investigators and trainees to support attendance at OIRM workshops, events and conferences.

Non-OIRM funding opportunities are also posted to help support the research community.

 

Funding Opportunities

Non-OIRM Funding Opportunities

Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award

Funding Amount: Up to $40,000 per year for two years
Application Deadline: October 22, 2019

Reuben and Helene Dennis Scholar

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000 per year for two years
Application Deadline: October 22, 2019

BBDC Pilot and Feasibility Grant

Funding Amount: Up to $40,000 per year
Application Deadline: November 12, 2019