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Can J Gastroenterol. 2009 August; 23(8): 563.
PMCID: PMC2732180

Request for Research Proposals: 2009 CAG/CIHR/Industry Research Program

The CAG/CIHR/Industry Research Program continues to be a very successful and highly sought after funding avenue. To date, more than 150 researchers have been supported via this collaborative Program. This amounts to more than $15 million worth of the highest quality research in the field of gastroenterology in Canada. Many of the researchers supported via this program have been appointed in clinical and/or academic institutions within Canada and have secured competitive independent research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other agencies.

The following funding opportunities are open for the 2009 CAG/CIHR/Industry Research Program.

Fellowship: Gastroenterology/Nutrition

  • The award value is $50,000 per annum for PhDs and $60,000 for MDs, for up to two years. Seven fellowships are available for Inflammatory Bowel Disease research
  • Funding Partners – Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), Abbott, Axcan, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Ferring, CIHR Institute of Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity and the CHIR Rx&D Collaborative Research Program.
  • One fellowship award is for research aligned with AstraZeneca and one fellowship aligned with Pentax research priorities.
  • Other funding Partners include – Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, CIHR Rx&D Collaborative Research Program and the CIHR Institute of Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes.

Operating Grant: Gastroenterology/Nutrition

  • The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is $45,000 per annum for up to two years.
  • Up to four operating grants are available.
  • Funding partners include – CIHR Institute of Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes in partnership with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Abbott, AstraZeneca, Olympus and Ferring, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity and CIHR Rx&D Collaborative Research Program.

New Investigator Salary Award: Gastroenterology/Nutrition

  • The maximum salary amount for a single award is $ 70,000 (including fringe benefits) per annum, for up to three years.
  • One award is available.
  • Funding partners include – CIHR Institute of Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes in partnership with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity expect to fund one New Investigator in this competition.

These opportunities, as well as links to the CIHR Web site for more details and application forms, are outlined at http://www.cag-acg.org/research.aspx.

Applications MUST be sent to the CIHR directly no later than October 1, 2009.


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