Funding Opportunities


CIHR Team Grant: Mpox (monkeypox) and zoonotic threats (Building capacity in interdisciplinary research on mpox and other (re)emerging zoonotic threats to health)

RegistrationJan 10, 2023. Full Application: Feb 1, 2023
Supports interdisciplinary research teams to improve scientific understanding of mpox (monkeypox) virus and/or other orthopoxviruses; generate and mobilize evidence to inform prevention, control, and/or response efforts by policy makers, clinicians, public health actors and/or higher-risk communities in Canada and/or globally; and build and strengthen capacity in Canada to undertake interdisciplinary research on viral zoonotic infections of domestic or global origins. $250,000/yr for up to 2 years. Details here.

CIHR Operating Grant:  Evaluation of population-level interventions to reduce AMR

Due: Feb 2, 2023

Supports projects evaluating domestic or international population-level interventions to reduce inappropriate antimicrobial use and prevent the spread of resistant pathogens in humans, animals and the environment. Applicants proposing projects focused solely on human health are encouraged to demonstrate the impacts of their project on animals or the environment. Research supported through this funding opportunity is expected to demonstrate how results can inform the development of population-level interventions to reduce inappropriate antimicrobial use and prevent the spread of resistant pathogens in the Canadian context.​ $300,000 over 2 years. Details here

JMPIAR: Development of innovative strategies, tools, technologies, and methods for diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance 

Deadline: Mar 7, 2023 (pre-proposal); Jul 4, 2023 (full proposal)
Develop or improve existing tools and digital technologies for (1) AMR diagnosis and/or (2) One Health AMR surveillance. Requires a consortia from a minimum of 3-7 countries (2 have to be from EU or associated countries). If the team coordinator is Canadian, the maximum amount per grant is $600K over 3 years, whereas Canadian team partners may receive $500K over 3 years. Details here.

E.W. "AI" Thrasher Awards

Concept papers accepted in Jan and Jul each year. 

Supports hypothesis-driven medical research that addresses significant health problems in children's health and offers innovative and broader applicable solutions with low barriers to implementation. Open to applicants from any country. Median grant previously awarded was USD $320,000 total over 3 years. Details here.

Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards

Concept notes due Sep and Mar each year.

Supports medical research in child health conducted by new researchers with oversight by a mentor. Open to medical residents/fellows and post-doctoral fellows worldwide. USD $25,000/2 years Details here.

Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative

Due: Apr 30 and Oct 31 each year. 

Support partnerships projects between rural BC physicians or medical trainees committed to rural service, and underserved rural and/or First Nations communities in BC, Canada, and internationally. $10,000 for partnership projects that contribute to the enhancement of generalism and strengthening local capacity in health services of underserved rural communities. Details here.

Rural Physician Research Grants

Due: April 30 and Oct 31 each year.

Supports BC physicians practicing rural medicine and with demonstrable connections to rural communities in conducting research pertaining to health in rural and/or First Nations communities in BC. Up to $10,000/yr to support research activities. Details here.


MITACS Accelerate Fellowship

Rolling deadline. 

Salary + research support for undergraduate, master's, PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows. $30,000-$45,000/year, for 3 months to 4 years (depends on trainee's status). Requires a partner organization to provide 50% of the funds. Details here.

Molly Towell Fellowships for Candidates with Special Aptitude for Research

Due: Apr 1, 2023

Salary for a post-doctoral fellow leading innovative basic or clinical research on perinatal research, with a strong preference for projects on fetal development. Will not support purely epidemiological or clinical research, or health services research. CAD $30,000/yr for up to 2 years. Details here.


First Nations land acknowledegement

Action on Sepsis operates on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples — xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We invite everyone to reflect on the traditional territories and land that they currently work and live on.

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