Awards and Funding

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Rheumatology Research Foundation Awards - July 3, 2017

The Rheumatology Research Foundation have several awards and grant opportunities with upcoming deadlines:

  • Innovative Research Awards: This award supports independent investigators to pursue ideas that could lead to important breakthroughs in discovering new treatments. Award categories include Innovative Research Award and Innovative Research Award for Community Practitioners.
  • Career Development Research Awards: This award encourages early and mid-career investigators to continue vital research into prevention and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Award categories include Scientist Development Award and Investigator Award.

Application deadline: July 3, 2017

See the Rheumatology Research Foundation website for details on these awards, and for additional funding opportunities.


Women's Health Research Catalyst Grants - July 7, 2017

The Women’s Health Research Institute, in partnership with the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, has announced a Catalyst Grant competition for the advancement of knowledge in women’s health. A total of three awards will be awarded at $25,000 each.

This is an open competition with respect to funding a project in women’s health. However, priority will be given to themes identified within the WHRI and to projects that include Indigenous Groups.

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017 at 4:00pm

Questions? Contact Katherine Dewar at

For application details, please visit:

Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Networks of Excellence 2017-2018

The Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program from the Fondation Leducq provides $6,000,000 over five years to teams of researchers working collaboratively in the areas of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. The 2017-2018 application cycle has launched.

LOI deadline: September 5, 2017
Notification of Application Status: November 7, 2017
Full Application Deadline: February 14, 2017

For more information, visit the program page.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grants - September 6, 2017

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research grants are intended to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis.

Upcoming Application Deadline: September 6, 2017 (applicants may only submit one application in 2017)

For more information on this opportunity, click here.

CIHR Fall 2017 Project Grant - September 15, 2017

Please note: Important changes were made to the CIHR Project Grant competition. See the July 10 announcement for details.

CIHR has announced the launch of the Fall 2017 Project Grant competition with the following timeline:

  • Registration period: July 11 to August 15, 2017
  • Application period: August 16 – September 15, 2017
  • Funding start date: April 1, 2018

CIHR will be holding a series of webinars Project Grant: Fall 2017 application. The series will kick off Thursday, July 20, with an aim to provide a brief overview of recent changes and Q&A period.

For more information and to register, please visit the CIHR Webinars page.

2018 Gairdner Awards (Call for Nominations) - October 1, 2017

The Gairdner Awards include 5 International Awards for biomedical research, 1 Global Health Award for impact on global health issues, and 1 Wightman Award for a Canadian scientist showcasing scientific excellence and leadership. Each laureate receives $100,000 that they can put towards anything they wish.

Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2017

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