Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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…

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…