Research & Training Funding

From 2014 to 2020, OIRM supported four research-based programs, for Ontario-based researchers and/or trainees.

Currently, OIRM is unable to provide research funding. 

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. 

OIRM’s New Ideas program supported 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. 

The OIRM Fellowship Award supported 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 when possible to help support the research community.

Funding Opportunities

Non-OIRM Funding Opportunities

Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2020 – Banting & Best Diabetes Centre
Funding Amount: $5,880 between May-August 2020
Application Deadline: January 16, 2020

Pilot Project Grant – Parkinson Canada
Funding Amount: Up to $50,000 for up to one year
Application Deadline: February 3, 2020

Discovery Award – Banting Research Foundation
Funding Amount: Up to $25,000 for one year
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

Neuroscience Investigator Award – New York Stem Cell Foundation
Funding Amount: $1.5M USD over 5 year
Application Deadline: February 19, 2020