Research & Training Funding
From 2014 – 2020 OIRM supported four research-based programs for Ontario-based researchers and/or trainees.
As of 2020, OIRM is no longer able 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. Grants were 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 were issued on an annual basis following a competitive, externally-reviewed process and are valued up to $75,000.
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.
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.
Currently, there are no plans for a New Idea Grants competition.
Currently, there are no plans for a Disease Team Grant competition.