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.

Trainee travel awards are available for qualifying applicants for OIRM supported workshops, events and conferences.

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

 

Funding Opportunities

Disease Team Grants

Currently closed. Next competition opens June 2018.

 

New Idea Grants

Currently closed. Next competition opens June 2018.

 

OIRM Fellowship Award  

Currently closed. Next competition opens October 2018.

Trainee Travel Awards

 

Till and McCulloch Meeting

OIRM is offering travel awards to help support trainees to attend the 2018 Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM2018) in Ottawa, Ontario, November 12-14, 2018. Travel awards will be given to top-ranking abstracts as ranked by the TMM abstract committee.  To be eligible OIRM trainees must submit their abstract to TMM by the July 11, 2018 abstract deadline. Click here for abstract details and to register. 

 

 

Non-OIRM Funding Opportunities 

 

Funding Amount:
CIHR-Institute of Aging $500,000 available
CIHR-Institute of Cancer Research $750,000 available 
CIHR-Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction $1,200,000 available
LOI's Due: May 29, 2018
 
Funding Amount: $100,000 
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
 
Funding Amount: $97,500 per year for up to 3 years
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Funding Amount: up to $95,000 USD per year for up to 3 years
Application Deadline: June 26, 2018
 
Funding Amount: $70,000 per year for up to 2 years
Application Deadline: September 19, 2018