2020 Grants & Awards

December 3, 2019 Research Manitoba invites you to apply to the 2020 Grants & Awards Competition; the following programs are now open:

  • New Investigators Operating Grant
  • Master’s Studentship Award
  • PhD Health Research Studentship Award
  • Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

The purpose of the 2020-21 Research Competition is to support highly qualified trainees and early career researchers who are advancing Manitoba-based research.

Click here to read the full release

2019 Grants & Awards Competition Announcement

June 11, 2019

Research Manitoba and our partners are pleased to announce the successful recipients for the 2019 Grants & Awards Competition!

Click here to see the full listing.

Research Manitoba – Strategic Planning

August 1, 2017

In the 2017 Provincial Budget, Research Manitoba received a $2 million cut to its budget, which is now $15 million annually. 

Research Manitoba is reviewing its organizational priorities and will align our programs with strategic goals identified through this process.  This could mean significant change for existing programs and will result in a delayed roll-out of 2018 programming and research competitions.  Research Manitoba values stakeholder input and wishes to provide every reasonable opportunity for engagement in this process.  The first step in this process is a stakeholder survey, which is available at:

The survey will end on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Province Announces more Money for Dementia Research in Manitoba

August 8, 2015

Today’s announcement recognizes Dr. Benedict Albensi as the recipient of the Manitoba Dementia Research Chair. Albensi is a professor in the department of pharmacology and therapeutics, faculty of health sciences, college of medicine, University of Manitoba and principal investigator, synaptic plasticity and cellular memory dysfunction in the neurodegenerative disorders division of St-Boniface Hospital Research Centre. Click here to read the full release.


CBC News Winnipeg Free Press

First Canadian clinical trial studying ability of mesenchymal stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis

January 29, 2015

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced today a $4.2 million grant  in support of the MEsenchymal Stem cell therapy for CAnadian MS patients (MESCAMS) study led by Dr. Mark S. Freedman (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute / University of Ottawa), who is also the principal investigator at the Ottawa site, along with the principal investigator of the Winnipeg site  Dr. James J. Marriott (University of Manitoba) and colleagues. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) – found in many places in the body including the bone marrow, skin and fat – have been demonstrated to suppress inflammation and repair nerve tissue, positioning them as promising candidates for the treatment of MS. As a number of pioneering small studies have established the safety of administering MSC in humans, the excitement surrounding MESCAMS is profound. Taking place at two Canadian sites – located at The Ottawa Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg – MESCAMS will provide more definitive answers regarding the use of MSC to treat persons living with MS.  Read more…

Manitoba Dementia Research Chair

December 6, 2014

Research Manitoba is pleased to announce a partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba to develop and support a Manitoba Dementia Research Chair. This award will support an internationally recognized early to mid-career researcher who works as an independent investigator in dementia research. The Chair is a five year award intended to increase the profile and productivity of dementia research in Manitoba.  Read More…


NOTE – On June 19, 2014 MHRC became Research Manitoba.

Prior to that date the Manitoba Health Research Council will be the name of the organization in the news/stories.

March 11, 2014

Presentations – MB Research Chair in Health System Innovation

The Manitoba Health Research Council, together with the University of Manitoba is undertaking a joint recruitment for a Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation to be placed within the Centre for Healthcare Innovation.

There are three candidates who made a presentation of their work as part of the recruitment process on March 5, 6 & 7, 2014. The presentations were recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

March 5, 2014 – Sara Kreindler March 6, 2014 – Paul Komenda March 7, 2014 – Josée Lavoie

February 21, 2014


SUPPORT Unit Builds Foundation for Patient-oriented Research

Health Minister Erin Selby and Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose at the SPOR Support Unit Announcement on Feb. 21, 2014

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Manitoba Health Minister Erin Selby were joined by Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President Research, University of Manitoba, to announce the launch of the Manitoba SUPPORT Unit for patient-oriented research.

Province of Manitoba – News Release Centre for Healthcare Innovation

The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) has re-launched the e-Health Innovations Catalyst Grant in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Aging (IA) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Funding opportunity objectives: The aim of the e-Health Innovations Catalyst Grant is to fund novel approaches to e-health innovation that will improve the quality of patient and population centered care and improve Canada’s competitive position in the e-health innovation industry. The proposed research must evaluate cost and at least one of the domains of quality including effectiveness, efficiency, equity, patient centeredness, safety and timeliness.

To learn more about the opportunity and how to apply – Click here.

To register for the informational webinar – Click here.

Dr Jane E Aubin, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President for research and knowledge translation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Dr Jane E Aubin, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President for research and knowledge translation, offers an exclusive insight into the funding agency’s new strategy for patient-orientated research.

Read the article in Research Media Ltd. – Click Here