Health Sciences Upcoming Funding Opportunities- February 2018

A number of funding agencies are offering a range of awards, fellowships and research funding opportunities in the following research areas in the health sciences: transplantation research, cancer research, planning & dissemination, sex/gender, neuroscience, obstetrics & gynecology, respiratory health, and other areas


Upcoming Major Deadlines


Innovation to Commercialization Awards (I2C) - (Letter of Intent Deadline Feb 16, 2018)- MSFHR

The MSFHR supports BC health researchers in advancing their products or technologies towards practical application to improve health outcomes, benefit society, and enrich the health innovation ecosystem in BC through contributing to talent development and a strong, sustainable knowledge economy.

CIHR Project Grant(Deadline March 6, 2018)- CIHR

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.


Upcoming Strategic Opportunities- CIHR focus


Other: Network Grant in Transplantation Research (Deadline Feb 15, 2018)

CIHR and funding partners in The Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) supports nation-wide research collaborations that address health issues related to organ/tissue donation, solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. 

Operating Grant: Cancer Research Society Operating Grants- Full Application (Deadline Feb 15, 2018)

CIHR and partners in the Cancer Research Society Partnership (CIHR-ICR) have launched a funding call to support fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research aimed at preventing, detecting and treating high fatality cancers.

Other: Planning & Dissemination Grants- ICS (Winter 2018 competition) (Deadline March 1, 2018)

CIHR is offering Planning and/or Dissemination grants within the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program to support activities that facilitate researchers' engagement with specific knowledge users and stakeholders to improved health, health services and health care

Gender-Net Plus ERA-NET Cofund on Sex, Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals- (Preproposal Deadline March 1, 2018)

CIHR and funding partners in GENDER-NET are pleased to announce that they will make funding available to support Canadian researcher interested in investigating sex and gender in health to promote the integration of sex and gender analysis in research projects at an international level in research topics relating to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

CIHR Operating Grant: Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) 2018- (Preproposal Deadline March 6, 2018)

CIHR and funding partners in the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) has launched a new call for proposals to support multi-national and multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects to coordinate research efforts across countries and disciplines to more rapidly find causes, develop cures and identify better ways to care for people with neurodegenerative disease.


Upcoming Strategic Opportunities- Other Foundations


Transformational Research 2018- (Letter of Intent Deadline Feb 15, 2018)

The Weston Brain Institute provides funding for preclincial translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Navigator Research Program- (Letter of Intent Deadline Feb 15, 2018)

The Huntington Society of Canada is funding basic scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease to support outstanding investigators in HD research and facilitate national and international collaborations.

Breathing as one: Allied Health Research Grants- (Deadline Feb 28, 2018)

The Lung Association is pleased to launch the request for applications for 2018 Lung Association Breathing as One Allied Health Research Grants. The funding call seeks research proposals in the area of respiratory health in Canada that have an applied or clinically focus. 

Global Grand Challenges: Saving Lives at Birth- (Deadline Feb 28, 2018)

The Gates Foundation and its 5 partners are seeking innovative interventions for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery. The goal is to harness scientific, technological, social, and business ingenuity in order to achieve sustainable transformational gains in maternal and newborn survival and in the prevention of stillbirth globally. *Note: Please review to ensure you can meet reporting requirements, and contact if you intend to apply.


Upcoming Opportunities for Research Trainees


Research Trainee Program- (Letter of Intent Deadline March 1, 2018)

The MSFHR Research Trainee Program supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the BC health research landscape.