Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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…

New post-market drug research network launched

Health Canada has announced a major increase in funding for the fledgling Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) to conduct research into the long-term safety of prescription drugs after they have reached the market. Launched in June/08 with $1 million in funding, DSEN will receive $32 million over the next five years, and $10 million…

Group calls for 10-years of funding for diabetes

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is using the election campaign to renew its call for a 10-year funding commitment from the federal government for a strategic partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The JDRF first made the recommendation last June before the House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Now…

NeuroScience Canada awards $3 million

NeuroScience Canada has awarded two $1.5-million grants to two research teams to pursue research on brain repair with high breakthrough potential. The Funding was provided by the WB Family Foundation ($1 million), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (a partnering grant of $500,000) and gifts from the corporate community, private donor and foundations. The grant…

Cancer research garners $254 million in funding

Peer-reviewed cancer research received $254 million in direct support in 2005, according to a new report from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA). The investment is the total from 19 of Canada’s major cancer research funding organizations. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is the single largest funder, accounting for 45% of the total. The…

Structural Genomics Consortium funding announced

Complete funding for the second phase of the Structural Genomics Consortium has been announced, with 13 partners (including three pharmaceutical firms) providing more than $105 million. The consortium — led by Dr Aled Edwards at the Univ of Toronto with three nodes in Toronto, the Univ of Oxford and the Karolinska Institutet — is dedicated…

Common CV Network gains new members

Canada’s three granting agencies are teaming with their Quebec counterparts to extend the reach of the Canadian Common CV for researchers. The Canadian Common CV is a collection of a common, standardized, web-based, data set required from the funding agencies. It’s designed to ease the process of applying for funding from the participating agencies. The…

GHRI links Canadian and foreign researchers

The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) is providing $20 million for 13 teams comprised of Canadian and foreign researchers to examine issues related to pressing health problems in the developing world. Each team will receive $1.6 million over four years. The awards were made through the Teasdale-Corti Team Grants program and were chosen through peer…

Rx&D and CIHR create new research foundation

Canada’s patent-holding pharmaceutical companies have teamed with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create the not-for-profit Rx&D Health Research Foundation 2006 (HRF), replacing the previous HRF Awards Program. HRF will hold annual thematic grants competition and make awards on a theme chose by its scientific advisory panel. Former Liberal senator Dr Yves Morin…