Updates

The 2021 New Investigator Operating Grant Competition is Now Open!

December 1, 2020

Research Manitoba invites you to apply to the 2021 New Investigator Operating Grants Competition.

This Program is intended to support new investigators in Manitoba to establish independent research programs and achieve the research productivity necessary for obtaining long term research funding from national research funding agencies and/or other external research funding organizations.

New Investigator Operating Grants are two years in duration with the following maximum amounts:

  • Health – $130,000 ($65,000/year)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering – $50,000 ($25,000/year)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities – $40,000 ($20,000/per year)

Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 (4:00PM CST)Letters of Support Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021 (4:00PM CST)

For more information about the program, eligibility, and NEW information please visit our website.

You can email helpdesk@researchmb.ca with any questions you may have during the application process.

Click here to read more.


 

Research Manitoba and the Victoria General Hospital Foundation Launch a Health Research Competition

November 9, 2020

Today Research Manitoba and the Victoria General Hospital Foundation launched a Health Research Competition!

Through the Victoria General Hospital Foundation Research Grant Program, The Vic Foundation and Research Manitoba seek to promote excellence in adult mental health and the care of older adults. To do so, we will fund operating research grants to projects that have potential for significant impact based on scientific excellence, and relevance to adult and/or geriatric mental health and the overall health and well-being of older adults.

This Program aims to support interdisciplinary research projects with the potential to enhance adult mental health, geriatric health and/or overall health and well-being of older adults within the Province of Manitoba.

Click here to read more.


 

Cubresa’s NuPET Bio BSL3 Imaging System Selected by Innovative Solutions Canada to Test in COVID-19 Research Program

On October 30, 2020 one of our recent COVID-19 Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant recipients, Cubresa Inc., received a contract and funding from the Government of Canada.

Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced $796,000 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) through the Pandemic Response Challenge program, as well as challenge winners and new contracts under the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) Testing Stream. The ISC Testing Stream looks to help Canadian companies of all sizes get their products/services to market. It involves buying pre-commercial products/services, trying them in real-life settings and providing the companies with valuable feedback. 

Cubresa Inc. is one of three new projects funded under the ISC Testing Stream and their NuPET Bio imaging system, the first in the world specifically designed for infectious disease research in BSL3 environments, has received a contract and funding through Innovative Solutions Canada. The equipment will be installed at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will be used to support the centre’s SARS-CoV-2 research program.

The project is being supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Research Manitoba’s funding and support enabled Cubresa Inc. to apply for the Federal Program.

November 2, 2020 – Cubresa Inc.’s News Release
October 30, 2020 – Federal Release
August 11, 2020 – Research Manitoba funds Cubresa Inc.

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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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9YPWSV

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.

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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…

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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

GOVERMENTS SUPPORT HEALTH RESEARCH IN MANITOBA

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