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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 second launch of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program.

For this call, approximately six grants worth up to CA$1,170,000 each will be awarded to joint Canadian-Israeli biomedical science research teams for a period of up to 3 years.

This Program will provide funding for Canadian and Israeli researchers to assemble world-class research teams working in cutting-edge areas of biomedical science with a focus directed toward new frontiers in immunology. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Immunogenetics
  • Cytokine networks regulating the human immune system
  • Cross talk between the immune system and the microbiota
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of autoimmune diseases and inflammatory processes
  • Immunotherapy and biologicals for the management of human diseases
  • New directions for vaccine research

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 your 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 18, 2016 and applications are due February 15, 2016

For inquiries regarding the application process:

Canadian applicants may contact CIHR:

Israeli applicants may contact ISF: