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.

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grants-in-aid of research

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is delighted to announce the launch of its 2022 Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA) Competition. 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. 

Crohn's and Colitis Canada is pleased to support early career investigators by reserving 20% of GIA funds toward investigators in their first 5 years of academic appointment. See the Grant Guidelines for further information on Early Career Researchers.


Please stay tuned for the official request for applications in mid-October 2021. 

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 stay tuned for the official request for applications in mid-October 2021. 


Grant Guidelines

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

Contact information 

For program information or application content requirements, contact Crohn’s and Colitis Canada:

Research Grants Coordinator 
Telephone: (416) 920-5035 ext. 251


  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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