Research Grant Programs

Supporting liver research across Canada is a critical part of the CLF's mandate. Our research grant program helps ensure the search for treatments and cures continues by:

  • supporting the potential for major breakthroughs;
  • retaining existing talent in Canada and potentially attracting new talent from abroad;
  • raising the profile of hepatology in academic and medical circles, and;
  • helping to entice young doctors to enter the field of liver research.

To learn more about our grant program and how to apply, follow the links on the left.

ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                                               

New CST/CNTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition

The Canadian Liver Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 CST/CNTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition. This collaborative effort between the Canadian Society for Transplantation (CST) and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) is intended to seek new and innovative pilot projects in the transplant field (including liver transplant). The primary area of focus for this competition is to nurture innovative research aligning with the strategic research priority of the CNTRP in the area of translation of enhanced non-invasive diagnostics and monitoring into clinical practice. The Canadian Liver Foundation, partner and supporter of the CNTRP, will provide financial administration for the research grant funds on behalf of the CNTRP and will disburse research funding to the selected Grant recipients.

Key Dates

Competition Launch: June 23, 2014

Application Deadline: August 18, 2014

Notification Date: November 1, 2014

Funding Start Date: December 1, 2014

Study update submitted to NIC: Within 18 months of receipt of the Grant

For more information about the application process, including eligibility criteria, please visit www.cntrp.ca.  


New CNTRP/Astellas Funding Opportunity in Personalized Medicine

The Canadian Liver Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition. This collaborative effort between Astellas and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) is intended to seed new and innovative pilot projects in the transplant field (including liver transplant). Astellas is providing $50,000 to support two peer-reviewed pilot research projects that align with a key strategic research priority for the CNTRP in the area of personalized medicine approaches in transplantation and the health economic benefits.  The CNTRP’s New Initiatives Committee (NIC) has set guidelines for the competition, will receive and process the applications, and evaluate and rank the applications. 

Key Dates
 Competition Launch: 
  April 23, 2014
 Application Deadline: 
 August 18, 2014 
 Notification Date:   
 October 16, 2014  
 Funding Start Date:     
 December 1, 2014  
 Study update submitted to NIC:  
 Within 18 months of receipt of the grant  

 For more information about the application process, including eligibility criteria, please visit www.cntrp.ca.  

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Please share this funding opportunity with your colleagues and contact the CNTRP if you have any questions. 

For the official press announcement, click here


The 2014 research grant competition is now closed. The competition results have been announced click here to see results.

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