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.
KEY DATES FOR NEW IDEAS GRANTS
- June 1, 2018: Grant program launches
- June 29, 2018: Notice of Intent due
- November 2, 2018: Full grant application due
- November – January 2019: Review process
- March 2019: Funding announcement
- April 1, 2019: Funds are released
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:
OIRM will not run an open Disease Team Grant competition for the 2019-2020 funding cycle. This competition will be limited to the nine currently funded teams.
Currently closed. Next competition opens October 2018.
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.