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

New Idea Grants

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
 
This grant competition is based on a 12-month funding period (April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020) and is up to $75,000 CDN in value.
 

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:

NEW IDEAS GRANT NOTICE OF INTENT APPLICATION FORM

NEW IDEAS GRANT GUIDELINES

NEW IDEAS GRANT APPLICATION FORM

NEW IDEAS GRANT BUDGET TEMPLATE

NEW IDEAS GRANT SIGNATURES FORM

 

Disease Team Grants

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.

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: $97,500 per year for up to 3 years
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Open to International Organizations
Funding Opportunity #W81XWH18PRMRPCTA
Funding Amount: Unrestricted
Pre-Application Submission Deadline: June 25, 2018
 
Open to International Organizations
Funding Opportunity #W81XWH-18- MSRP-IIRA 
Funding Amount: up to $600,000
Pre-Application Submission Deadline: June 26, 2018
 
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, JDRF
Funding Amount: up to $95,000 USD per year for up to 3 years
Application Deadline: June 26, 2018
 
Seed funding – Parkinson’s & related diseases, Weston Brain Institute
Funding Amount: up to $200,000 over up to 18 months
Application Deadline: August 1, 2018
 
Transformational Research – Parkinson’s & related diseases, Weston Brain Institute
Funding Amount: up to $1,500,000 over up to 3 years
Application Deadline: August 1, 2018
 
Postdoctoral Award, Banting
Funding Amount: $70,000 per year for up to 2 years
Application Deadline: September 19, 2018