IG Institute Community Support (ICS) Program 2016-17

The ICS Program is designed to foster community development by providing grants and awards to individuals and organizations for the purposes of:

  • Aiding research and knowledge translation activities where the circumstances fall outside of CIHR's current suite of funding programs.
  • Supporting individuals and organizations whose goals are consistent with CIHR and its Institutes' vision, mandate and strategic directions.

The ICS Program is not intended to support the direct cost of research (e.g., pilot projects, feasibility studies or operating grants), principal investigator and co-investigator salaries, or research equipment.

Institute of Genetics (IG) ICS Program

IG has developed four funding programs under the framework of the ICS Program:

  • Travel Awards – EURORDIS Summer School (Winter 2017)
    • Objective: In partnership with EURORDIS, to provide Canadian rare diseases patients' advocate and Canadian rare diseases researchers the opportunity to participate in the EURORDIS 2017 Summer School. Application deadline: January 30, 2017. Please contact us for more details.
  • Computational Biology Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award (2017)
    • Objective: To provide undergraduate students in the life sciences, mathematics and computer sciences with an opportunity to undertake computational biology health-related research projects with established researchers in an environment that provides strong mentorship.
  • Planning and Dissemination Grants (Winter 2017)
    • Objective: To support planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of the CIHR Institute of Genetics (IG); and/or; to support dissemination events/activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher and/or knowledge user audience(s), tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.
  • Travel Awards - Summer Program in Taiwan (Winter 2017)
    • Objective: To provide Canadian graduate students (master’s or doctoral level) with first-hand research experience in an international setting, while also affording an orientation to Taiwan's culture and language.

The IG contribution to the amount available for this program is subject to availability of funds voted annually to CIHR by parliamentary appropriations, and the conditions that may be attached to them.

The funds available and allowable costs for each program, along with the program description, application information, review process, and evaluation criteria are outlined in the funding opportunities linked above.

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