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Funding Opportunities

Please visit this page on a regular basis for updates on grant and award competitions. If you have suggestions for funding opportunities that could be added here, please contact us, as this is not an exhaustive list. If you are an ICORD Principal Investigator or Trainee and would like any assistance with a grant or award application, please contact ICORD’s Research Facilitator.

Researcher Grants and Awards

CIHR Foundation Grant 

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of health research leaders, by providing long-term support of innovative, high-impact programs of research.
Registration deadline: 13 September 2016
Provisional UBC Application deadline: 4 October 2016


CIHR Project Grant 

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.
Registration deadline: 20 September 2016
Provisional UBC Application deadline: 7 October 2016


ICORD Seed Grantspilot tag (ICORD applicants only)

ICORD Seed Grants are designed to provide seed funding for novel research projects by Principal Investigators and Investigators within ICORD.
Deadline: 5 October 2016


travel tagICORD Distinguished Visiting Scholar

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar program provides funding for established discovery scientists, clinical researchers, or clinicians to visit and work at ICORD.
Deadline: 5 October 2016


travel tagInternational exchange award for ICORD Investigators (ICORD applicants only)

This award provides support to ICORD PIs to pursue unique research opportunities around the globe.
Deadline: 5 October 2016


VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Awards 

The intent of this competition is to fund research that will bring new knowledge into practice and/or policy, take research outcomes to the implementation stage, or create commercial opportunities from pre-existing research outcomes. A grant development workshop will be held on 1 November 2016.
Deadline: 17 October 2016 (Letter of intent)
Application deadline: 16 January 2017


VCHRI Team Grants 

The purpose of these grants is to support VCH staff and clinicians to conduct applied health research, community based and/or patient oriented research projects to improve practice at VCH. VCH health care providers partner with experienced researchers who will mentor them through the entire research process, from proposal to project completion. A grant development workshop will be held on 15 November 2016.
Deadline: 24 October 2016 (Letter of intent)
Application deadline: 30 January 2017


Trainee Grants and Awards

travel tagVisit ICORD on a Scholarship for International Trainees (VISIT)

The VISIT program assists trainees who wish to visit ICORD to work with our PIs.
Deadline: 5 October 2016


travel tagICORD Trainee Travel Award

This fund is designed to support travel costs to conferences, meetings, courses, or workshops for ICORD trainees.
Deadline: 5 October 2016


scholarship tagInternational Foundation for Research in Paraplegia Postdoctoral Fellowship

This award promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury and neuroregeneration, IRP provides fellowships to young scientists who are either from Switzerland and who want to join an outstanding laboratory or clinic abroad, or from abroad and who wish to work in Switzerland.
Deadline: 31 October 2016


scholarship tagKillam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize

This award promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury and neuroregeneration, IRP provides fellowships to young scientists who are either from Switzerland and who want to join an outstanding laboratory or clinic abroad, or from abroad and who wish to work in Switzerland.
Deadline: 31 October 2016


scholarship tagMitacs Accelerate Awards

Through Mitacs Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges.
Deadline: OPEN CALL


travel+research tagsMitacs Globalink Partnership Award

The Mitacs Globalink Partnership Award offers graduate students at Mitacs full and associate partner universities in Canada the opportunity to participate in a 16- to 24-week research project with an international industry partner located in any country except the United States.
Deadline: OPEN CALL


travel+research tagsMitacs Globalink Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects in Brazil, mainland China, India, and Mexico.
Deadline: OPEN CALL


Granting Agencies

Canada

Brain Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Heart & Stroke Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Mitacs
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Rick Hansen Institute
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Vancouver Foundation
Weston Brain Institute
WorkSafeBC

USA

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Grants.gov (NIH, Department of Defense, etc)
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation

International

ERA-NET NEURON
International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia
International Progressive MS Alliance
Spinal Research
Wings for Life

Resources

Office of Research Services, University of British Columbia
Faculty of Medicine Funding Opportunities, University of British Columbia
ResearchNet