Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CIHR announces upcoming competitions

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced its most recent funding opportunities including the spring 2015 Transitional Open Operating Grant competition. Other programs holding competitions include: Knowledge Synthesis Grants (Spring 2015); Master’s Award: Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Awards Program (Winter 2015); Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (Winter 2015); Planning and Dissemination Grants…

Changes to CIHR institute funding draw protests

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is under fire for splitting $111.8 million in annual funding provided to its 13 institutes in half, with 50% placed in a common fund that can only be accessed if external funding partners are secured. The change was announced in an August 29/14 communique from CIHR’s governing council…

CIHR launches SUPPORT Unit in Newfoundland

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is launching a SUPPORT Unit in Newfoundland. The provincial SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit will receive $19.8 million from CIHR, the Government of Newfoundland and IBM, which is providing cash and in-kind support. The unit will connect players in the health care ecosystem to…

Health equity Aboriginal research grants awarded

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced $15 million for three projects under its Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples initiative. The $25-million program is aimed at research in the areas of suicide prevention, obesity and diabetes, tuberculosis and oral health. The organizations selected for Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKE)…

CIHR partners on $25M youth mental health initiative

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is collaborating with the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) to launch a $25-million, five year applied research initiative aimed at improving treatment of youth with mental illness. ACCESS Canada was developed by the Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health partnership between CIHR and GBF and will be funded equally…

CIHR spearheads $1.5-million clinical trials centre

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is contributing $750,000 towards the establishment of a Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre (CCTCC) to help reverse the decline in clinical trial investment in Canada. CIHR funding will be matched by the industry association Rx&D as well as $45,000 and in-kind contributions from the recently merged Association of…

Investments in imaging research generate returns

A commissioned study by RTI International shows that investments in medical imaging research at four Canadian universities generated a 28% return on investment. The study — supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research —examined outcomes from $387 million in investments in facilities, equipment and research programs at McGill…

Community-based health research teams funded

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced funding for 12 Community-Based Primary Health Care Teams under its Transformative Community-based Primary Healthcare Initiative. The multidisciplinary research teams will tackles issues related to chronic disease prevention and management and access issues for vulnerable populations in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. CIHR is providing the bulk…

Genomics bioinformatics receive $11 million

Genome Canada will invest $5 million in 17 projects worth nearly $11 million through its latest Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition. The funding leverages $1.4 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and an additional $4.5 million secured by the regional genome centres from provincial governments, industry and other partners. The projects are a…

Personalized health competition results announced

Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have announced the results of a joint competition in personalized health with $71 million in funding for 17 projects ranging in size from $3 million to $13 million. Genome Canada contributed $45 million to the Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition, augmented by $24 million from…