Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CIHR teams with foundation to fund children’s IBD research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has established a partnership with the Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders (CHILD) to create a national research network and data platform aimed at finding a cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. The Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network has launched a $5-million competition…

CIHR funds aboriginal health research projects

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is investing more than $30 million in collaborative health research projects between researchers and health stakeholders and partners in aboriginal communities. Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples receives $25 million over 10 years to target four critical health inequities: suicide, tuberculosis, obesity and oral health. In addiction,…

CIHR and JST to collaborate on stem cell research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have agreed to fund joint research projects on the epigenetics of stem cells. CIHR is contributing $6 million to the five-year initiative while JST is providing $8 million. The funding will support a maximum of three research teams comprised of…

SGC launches third phase with $49.9 million in funding

The Toronto-based Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) has received $48.9 million to launch its third four-year phase. The funding is 30% less than in previous phases due primarily to the closure of the SGC laboratory at Karolinska Institutet in suburban Stockholm last June. The funding — 45% of which comes from commercial entities — will support…

Expanded CHRP funding comes with new rules

The expanded Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program has announced changes for the 2012 competition. The joint program between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will now require applicants to include a knowledge/technology user partner in their proposals. Ongoing research projects are now eligible for research funding…

Health research award winners announced

The 9th annual Canadian Health Research Awards have been jointly presented by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Prix Galien Canada. Prix Galien made its awards to Dr Julio Montaner (Univ of British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS) for ongoing innovation in the development and delivery of HIV treatment, and Janssen-Ortho for a…

Agencies fund collaborative microbiome research

Federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding agencies are collaborating to provide $15.4 million to support microbiome research to develop new detection methods and treatment options for several chronic diseases. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is providing $10 million with the remaining $1.4 million coming from Genome British Columbia, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Crohn’s…

Genome Canada and CIHR partner on childhood diseases

Genome Canada is partnering with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on a $4-million initiative focused on childhood diseases. The project will see CIHR researchers utilize next-generation sequencing technologies located at Genome Canada’s regional centres to accelerate the speed of translation of gene discoveries to clinical medicine and advance the adoption of new technologies.…

IRCM scores big in latest CIHR competition

The Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) has achieved a 50% success rate in the latest operating grants competition of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The success average of the overall competition was 17.5%. Eight researchers received $6.5 million in funding for projects ranging from anti-tumor immunity and neuronal circuit development to…

Climate change adaptation research initiative launched

Four Canadian research agencies have teamed up to launch a $12.5 million initiative to explore how humans and natural systems are adapting to actual and expected changes in climate both in Canada and the developing world. A call for proposals has been issued to seek research teams for The International Research Initiative on Adaptation to…