Apply for Funding

Every year, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada launches grant competitions for two funding programs, Grants-in-Aid of Research and Innovations in IBD Research. Here you will learn more about each grant program, and how to submit an application. We also support trainees through the triangle funding program.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada values the guidance from the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council (SMAC) who provides advice on medical and scientify policy and program issues. For more information on SMAC, please visit here

For updates regarding Crohn's and Colitis Canada's funding programs, please refer to this webpage. Any questions or concerns may be emailed to research@crohnsandcolitis.ca


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Supporting Trainees

Crohn's and Colitis Canada is a proud partner of a new comprehensive training initiative called TRIANGLE: TRaIning A New generation of researchers in Gastroenterology and LivEr. Learn more about TRIANGLE

Grants-in-aid of research

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is delighted to announce the launch of its 2025 Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA) Competition on Monday, September 2, 2024. The GIA program supports research projects directly related to IBD that are aligned with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Promise and strategic directions. Funding is limited to a maximum of $125,000 per year, for up to three years, contingent upon available funds.

Please note that the 2024 grant comeptition has concluded and results have been communicated to all applicants. The 2024 GIAs had a 16% funding rate.

Deadlines

Applications must be submitted through a two-stage application process. Applicants who submit a Letter of Intent are invited to submit a Full Application by the deadline specified.

Important Dates: 

  • Launch Date: Monday, September 2, 2024
  • Notice of Intent to Apply due: Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 5:00 pm (ET)
  • Full Application due: Wednesday, November 20, 2024, 5:00 pm (ET) 

Applying for a Grants-in-Aid of Research grant

Applicants must complete the online applications available via the proposalCENTRAL website. Applications are not accepted via email or mail. 

Review Application Instructions for details on how to submit an application.

Please note that all guidelines and instructions for the 2025 grant competition will be uploaded by Monday, July 1, 2024. Currently linked documents are referring to the 2024 grant competition.

Grant Guidelines

Please review the grant guidelines carefully for details on grant eligibility and selection procedures.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada focuses on the impact of research for the IBD community. It is vital that grant proposals include a lay summary that be easily understood and is free from medical and/or research jargon. Please review our guide for writing lay summaries.
 

Innovations in IBD research

Crohn's and Colitis Canada invites applications for an Innovations Grant, to fund novel or innovative approaches to IBD research. This grant is intended to stimulate and support research which may not be encompassed within the boundaries of traditional medical research. Research proposals must conform to sound principles of research and may aim to collect pilot data for follow-on application(s). Our organization seeks mission relevance and excellence as well as innovation.

Grants to a maximum of $50,000 for one year may be awarded.

Please note that the 2024 grant competition has concluded and results have been communicated to all applicants. The 2024 INNs had a 13% funding rate. 

Deadline 

  • Launch Date: Monday, September 2, 2024
  • Full Application due: Wednesday, November 20, 2024, 5:00 pm (ET) 

Submitting your Innovations in IBD application 

Applicants must complete the online application available via the proposalCENTRAL website. Applications are not accepted via email or mail. 

Review Application Instructions for details on how to submit an application.

Please note that all guidelines and instructions for the 2025 grant competition will be uploaded by Monday, July 1, 2024. Currently linked documents are referring to the 2024 grant competition.

Grant Guidelines

Please see the Grant Guidelines for details on grant eligibility and selection procedures.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada focuses on the impact of research for the IBD community. It is vital that grant proposals include a lay summary that be easily understood and is free from medical and/or research jargon. Please review our guide for writing lay summaries .

Research Awards 

As the largest non-governmental funder of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research in Canada, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada proudly celebrates and recognizes Canadian IBD researchers for their exceptional contributions to the field of IBD research through four awards. 

The notable awards include:
  • Research Leadership Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Women in IBD: Outstanding Researcher Award
  • Women in IBD: Emerging Researcher Award
The deadline for all nominations is August 15 by 5:00 pm ET. Learn more and submit a nomination

Contact information 

For technical support with your online application, contact proposalCENTRAL:

1-800-875-2562 (Toll-free)
Weekdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

For program information or application content requirements, contact Crohn’s and Colitis Canada:
Research Grants Coordinator
Telephone: (416) 920-5035 ext. 251
Email:

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