The Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine announces a call for grant proposals related to the application of stem cell research to regenerative medicine and improved health outcomes.
KEY DATES FOR DISEASE TEAMS AND NEW IDEAS GRANTS
- June 1, 2017: Grant competition opens
- June 30, 2017: Notice of Intent due
- October 27, 2017: Full grant application due
- November – January 2017: Review process
- March 2018: Funding announcement
- March 15th, 2018 (Disease Team) or April 1, 2018 (New Ideas): Funds are released
DISEASE TEAM GRANTS
This grant competition is based on a 12-month funding period (March 15, 2018, to March 14, 2019) and is up to $750,000 CDN in value, with possible renewed funding for 2 more years. Previously funding Disease Team awardees must reapply for renewed funding during each grant competition.
The Disease Team grant will support projects that are developing novel cellular or stem cell-related therapeutic approaches to tissue repair and regeneration for specific diseases. Projects may also involve:
- Completion of proof-of-principle experiments in small or large animal models using novel cells or compounds/drugs or using novel translational approaches;
- Identification/characterization of compounds/drugs that target stem cell differentiation/proliferation with the aim to develop novel therapeutic approaches;
- Production of reagents necessary for the completion of a clinical trial.
Disease Team Grant Application Package:
NEW IDEA GRANTS
This grant competition is based on a 12-month funding period (April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019) 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:
Till and McCulloch Meeting- Trainee Travel Awards
OIRM is providing travel awards of $1000 to 10 select OIRM trainees to help support their attendance at the Till and McCulloch Meeting held in Mont- Tremblant, Quebec from November 6-8, 2017. All OIRM trainees that submit an abstract online by July 5, 2017 will automatically be considered for an OIRM travel award.
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee, which will decide the travel award winners. The primary authors of the highest ranked abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation during TMM2017. Please review all the details at www.tillandmcculloch.ca and submit your abstract today.
July 5th: Deadline to submit abstract to be considered for an OIRM travel award
Aug 16th: Last day to register for early bird discount rates
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award - OIRM & Medicine by Design (MbD)
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
- Up to two postdoctoral positions are available for the 2017 competition
- Each award will receive up to $50,000 CDN per year for up to three years
- The host PI will supplement funds to cover travel costs and health benefits
- Training opportunities available with over 160 research programs across the province (OIRM) and the MbD community at the University of Toronto
- Opportunity to present your work at the OIRM Annual Symposium, the Till & McCulloch Meetings, and MbD events.
- Translational and commercialization experience through the activities of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine in Toronto
- Canada has one of the highest quality of life rankings in the world including exceptional health care, education, and standard of living
Instructions: Guidelines Form
To Apply: Application Form