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Call for Proposals Announced – Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the Azrieli Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announce the third launch of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program.

This is a seven-year, $35 million initiative that draws on the scientific strengths of Canadian and Israeli researchers in the broad field of biomedicine. Through five rounds of grants, the program will fund up to 30 projects involving researchers from Canada and Israel.

This is the third of five planned calls. The current competition will fund up to six teams, with a maximum annual budget of approximately $390,000 per team for a total amount of approximately $1.17M over three years.

  • ISF will administer the grant to the Israeli Principal Applicant’s (PA) institution. The maximum amount per project that can be requested by the Israeli PA from ISF is up to NIS 1,540,000 over 3 years.
  • IDRC will administer the grant to the Canadian PA’s institution. The maximum amount per project that can be requested by the Canadian PA from IDRC is up to CAD $670,000 over 3 years.

The third call of this Program supports biomedical sciences in cancer with special emphasis on new frontiers in overcoming therapeutic resistance in high fatality cancers. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • tumor heterogeneity
  • novel approaches to cancer therapy
  • development of predictive models of cancer
  • tumor microenvironment
  • cancer-related biochemical signaling networks
  • cancer metabolism
  • pathogenesis of infection associated cancers

Applicants must include a plan for integrating researchers in low and middle income countries and establishing long-term scientific relationships with them. This could include a range of activities that support the research and training objectives of the proposal, and take advantage of this funding opportunity to design a collaborative international research project.

Detailed guidelines for submission are published for Canadians on CIHR’s Funding Opportunity database and for Israelis in English and Hebrew.

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: registration and application. Registrations are due January 17, 2017 and applications are due February 14, 2017

For inquiries regarding the application process:

Canadian applicants may contact CIHR:
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Israeli applicants may contact ISF:

Ella Fire
Scientific Director Special Programs
Israel Science Foundation
Email: ella@isf.org.il