Research Grants

Research Grants Applied For

Research Grants Held Currently

2015-2020 (renewable for 3 five year periods)
Source: 2015 Networks of Centres of Excellence  
Title:                        Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment / Biotherapies pour le Traitement du Cancer Network (BioCanRx)
Role:                        Principal Investigator and Theme Co-Leader (Scientific Director: John Bell (OHRI))
Amount                 54,378,500 $ (with 25,000 $ development fund 2013-2014)

2014-2015
Source: Stem Cell Network: Public Policy Impact Grant 
Title:                        Value-Engineered Translation – Cell Therapies (VET-CT)
Role:                        Principal Investigator (Lead PI: Christopher McCabe)
Amount                 50,000 $

2013-2017
Source: Genome Canada 2012 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition
Title:                        PACE-‘Omics: Personalized, Accessible, Cost-Effective applications of ‘Omics technologies
Role:                        Co-Project Leader (Project Leader: Christopher McCabe)
Amount                 4,502,080 $

2013-2018
Source: Alberta Innovates Health Solutions – CRIO Team Grant
Title:                        Alberta Ocular Gene Therapy Team
Role:                        Co-Lead (Collaborative Lead: Ian MacDonald
Amount:                5,000,000 $

2013-2018
Source: Source: Alberta Innovates Health Solutions – CRIO Team Grant
Title:                        Innovative Transplant Therapies in type 1 diabetes (I3TD1)
Role:                        Collaborative Member (Collaborative Lead: James Shapiro)
Amount:                5,000,000 $

2013-2016
Source: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Title:                        An Intellectual Property Index: Creating a firm foundation for transdisciplinary study, policy-making and business strategy
Role:                        Co-Applicant (PI: E. Richard Gold)
Amount:                139,980 $

2012-2017
Source:                   CIHR: Emerging Team Grant, Rare Diseases
Title:                        Choroideremia: expanding our understanding, exploring treatments
Role:                        Co-Investigator (PI: Ian MacDonald)
Amount                 930,305 $

2012-2014
Source:                   Foundation Fighting Blindness
Title:                        Choroideremia: expanding our understanding, exploring treatments
Role:                        Co-Investigator (PI: Ian MacDonald)
Amount                 300,000 $

2012-2015
Source:                   Choroideremia Research Foundation, Canada
Title:                        Choroideremia: expanding our understanding, exploring treatments
Role:                        Co-Investigator (PI: Ian MacDonald)
Amount                 125,000 $

2011-2013          
Source:                   CIHR Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action
Title:                        Putting research to work: Understanding and improving knowledge translation in population health
Role:                        Co-Applicant (PI: Maria Mayan)
Amount                 200 000 $

2011-2015
Source:                   Strategic Core Grant: Public Policy & ELSI Research in the Stem Cell Field
Title:                        Enhancing Translational Stem Cell Research: Innovative Models for Multi-Sectoral Collaboration.
Role:                        Principal Investigator
Amount                 350 000 $

2011-2015
Source                    Ontario Genomics Institute/Genome Canada
Title                          NorCOMM2 – In vivo models for human disease & drug discovery
Role                          Co-Applicant – GE3LS (PIs: Colin McKerlie and Steve Brown)
Amount                 5 242 298 $ with GE3LS component of 194 970 $

2010-2014
Source                    Ontario Genomics Institute/Genome Canada
Title                          International Barcode of Life Project
Role                          Co-Investigator (Project Leader: Paul Hebert with David Castle as GE3LS Project Leader)
Amount                 25,208,220 $ with 292,956 $ of total GE3LS component of 999,259 $

2009-2013:        
Source:                   Genome Canada/Genome Alberta
Title:                        Biosystems for the Production of High-Value Plant Metabolites
Role:                        Co-Investigator (Project Leaders: Peter Facchini and Vincent Martin)
Amount:                13 471 000 $ with GE3LS component of 647 819.04 $ (with Edna Einsiedel and Greg Hagen, University of Calgary)

Research Grants Held in Past Five Years

2011-2013
Source:                   CIHR Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action
Title:      Putting research to work: Understanding and improving knowledge translation in population health
Role:                        Co-Applicant (PI: Maria Mayan)
Amount:                200,000 $

2010-2011
Source:                   CIHR (Operating Grant: Health Systems, Ethics and Knowledge Translation Research on the Implications of H1N1
Title:      H1N1 Knowledge Translation for Pregnant Women and Seniors
Role:                        Co-Principal Applicant (Cynthia Jardine – Nominated Principal App)
Amount:                99,989$

2009-2011:
Source:                   The Stem Cell Network Strategic Core Grant
Title:                        Assessing health system barriers to the commercialization and utilization
of stem cell therapies in Canada
Role:                        Principal Investigator
Amount                 150 000 $

2010
Source:                   CIHR (Meeting, Planning and Development Grant)
Title:                        Assessing Canadian Knowledge Translation Approaches: Towards a Report Card on Research-to-Action in Global Health Research.
Role:                        Principal Applicant on behalf of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Amount                 15,000$

2006-2010

Source                    Genome Prairie/Genome Canada
Title                          Development of an Embryonic Stem Cell Library of Defined Mutations NorCOMM Project:
Role                          Co-Applicant (PIs: Geoffrey Hicks and Janet Rossant)
Principal Investigator of GELS Component (with co-principal investigator, Edna Einsiedel, University of Calgary)
Amount                 17 687 390 $ with GE3LS component of 230 761 $

 

Research Grants Held in Past 10 Years

2008-2009:        
Source:                   Stem Cell Network –Catalyst Grant
Title:                        Designing Metrics for Impacts and Social Benefits of the Stem Cell Network
Role:                        Principal Investigator
Amount:                50,000 $

2006-2007
Source                    Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Facing Our Future
Title                          Impacts of Private Sector Representations of Genomics on Media: Coverage, Public Perceptions and Health Policy
Role                          Principal Investigator (Co-investigators:  Tina Piper and Jennifer Argo)
Amount                 61 021 $

2006-2008
Source                    Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Ethics Operating
Title                           Intellectual property governance and non-state actors: The case of bill C-9
Role                          Co-investigator (PI: E. Richard Gold)
Amount                 175 042 $

2003-2007          
Source                    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/New Economy
Title                          Legal models of biotechnological intellectual property protection: A transdisciplinary approach
Role                          Co-investigator (PI: E. Richard Gold)
Amount                 2 989 500 $

2007
Source                    International Polar Year Data Management Committee: DIAND/INA
Title                          Review of law, practices and principles for data management and traditional knowledge in Northern Canada.
Role                          Principal Investigator
Amount                 $3,360

 

GE3LS stands for Genomics, Ethics, Economics, Environment, Law and Society and comprises the social science and humanities research component of large-scale Genomics projects funded by Genome Canada. In the United States, this research is known as ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Societal Impacts).