CIHR partners with the European Union to fund research in key areas

December 5, 2019

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research continues its long-standing collaboration with the European Commission by supporting nine joint transnational calls in 2020.

The Canadian dedicated funding will support the involvement of Canadian researchers in multinational research consortia in areas such as: rare diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; cardiovascular diseases; intergenerational inequalities; sensory disorders; the ethical, legal, and social aspects of neuroscience; smart living environments and transitions in care; antimicrobial resistance; and aging well with the support of digital solutions.

The research collaboration is part of the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. As a third country, Canada/CIHR engages in Horizon 2020 predominantly through Public to Public (P2P) networks involving EU member states, other third and associated countries, and the European Commission.

CIHR is currently involved in fifteen P2P networks within the health sector. Since 2010, CIHR has participated in 48 joint transnational calls and has funded over 145 multinational teams. The organization has invested over $45 million, and has committed an additional $6.7 million to the joint transnational calls in 2019 and $7 million to the nine joint transnational calls in 2020.

Horizon Europe will come into effect in 2021 and will be the biggest multilateral research and innovation programme in the world, with a proposed budget allocation of almost €100 billion, an increase of almost 30% (when adjusted for inflation) from Horizon 2020.

This year marks 23 years of Canada's cooperation under the EU-Canada Science and Technology Agreement.

2020 Joint Transnational Calls with Canadian Dedicated Funds

Links to funding opportunities are added as they become available.

Note: The full proposal deadlines are for the Canadian component of the team applying to CIHR, please view the relevant partner websites to confirm the Europeans deadlines.

Call Topic: Prevention of Vascular Cognitive Impairment through Early Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases [ PDF (493 KB) - external link ]
Description: Enable scientists in cardiovascular research from different countries to come together and build effective collaborations on a common interdisciplinary research project based on complementarities and sharing of expertise with a clear translation research approach for future clinical impact.
Funding: $600K CIHR-ICRH, over 3 years
Deadline: April 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: Pre-Clinical Research to Develop Effective Therapies for Rare Diseases
an international component of the CIHR Personalized Health Initiative
Description: Enable researchers in rare diseases involved in an interdisciplinary research project to capitalize on complementarities and sharing of expertise, with a clear translational research outcome and clinical impact.
Funding: $1.85M Canada ($1.35M CIHR-IG; $500K FRQS; $225K ARSACS), over 3 years
Deadline: February 2020 (pre-proposal) & June 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: Multinational Research Projects on Sensory Disorders
Description: Fund research projects that will address important questions related to sensory disorders and their impact on the nervous system. They may include, among others, research into disorders of vision, hearing, and other sensory modalities, the somatosensory system, as well as multisensory dysfunction. Research questions across modalities are encouraged, but focus on a single modality is also invited in the present call.
Funding: $900K Canada ($450K CIHR-INMHA; $450K FRQS), over 3 years
Deadline: March 2020 (pre-proposal) & June 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: Novel Imaging and Brain Stimulation Methods and Technologies Related to Neurodegenerative Diseases
an international component of the CIHR Dementia Research Strategy
Description: Fund research projects that will add value to further advancing the use of imaging technologies and brain stimulation techniques. Proposals will need to focus on one or several of the following neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease and PD‐related disorders, Prion diseases, Motor neuron diseases, Huntington’s disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia and Spinal muscular atrophy.
Funding: $666K CIHR-IA, over 3 years
Deadline: March 2020 (pre-proposal) & June 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: Intergenerational Inequalities
an international component of the CIHR Transitions in Care Initiative
Description: Fund research projects that address the wellbeing of older adults and their caregivers.
Funding: $500K CIHR-IA, over 3 years
Deadline: April 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: JPIAMR Network Plus 2020
an international component of the CIHR Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative
Description: Fund Canadian-led network(s) to plan and implement activities related to connecting and bridging partnerships, enabling global access of AMR related tools and knowledge, facilitating data sharing and supporting capacity building leading to awareness and scientific innovation.
Funding: $604K CIHR-III and CIHR-IPPH, over 3 years
Deadline: April 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: Multinational Research Projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects (ELSA) of Neuroscience
Description: Fund research projects that will address important questions regarding ethical, philosophical, legal and socio-cultural aspects related to the neurosciences and their recent advances.
Funding: $550K Canada ($450K CIHR-INMHA; $100K FRQS), over 3 years
Deadline: April 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: Smart Living Environments for Aging People – Transitions in Care
an international component of the CIHR Transitions in Care Initiative
Description: Fund international teams tackling transitions in care challenges in the domain of smart living environments for ageing people that will focus on development, integration and evaluation of eHealth Innovations in order to improve health outcomes.
Funding: $1.92M CIHR (ICRH, IHSPR and IA) and $96K NBHRF (applicant partner), over 4 years
Deadline: 22 April 2020 (full proposal)

Call topic: Healthy Ageing with the Support of Digital Solutions
an international component of the CIHR eHealth Innovations Initiative
Description: Enable researchers in rare diseases involved in an interdisciplinary research project to capitalize on complementarities and sharing of expertise, with a clear translational research outcome and clinical impact.
Funding: $353K CIHR-IA and CIHR-IHSPR, over 3 years
Deadline: May 2020 (full proposal)

Disclaimer

The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not commit CIHR to the requirements outlined above. The final funding opportunity will be published on CIHR’s Funding Opportunity Database, ResearchNet.

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