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Funding Opportunities

The Centre for Innovation has multiple funding programs open to Canadian researchers interested in pursuing projects focused on Canadian Blood Services research, training and educational priorities.

The Centre for Innovation constantly seeks partners to leverage expertise and funding to deliver innovative funding programs addressing the needs of Canadian Blood Services. For example, currently, the Centre for Innovation is in a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Circulatory Health and Respiratory Health, to fund operating grants and new investigator awards.

Find out how to acknowledge your Canadian Blood Services funding support here and how Canadian Blood Services can help you disseminate your research findings. 

Current Opportunities

Award Name Award Type Competition Status Next Competition Deadline

BloodTechNet Competition

Educational grant Open

February 2017

Canadian Blood Services / CIHR New Investigator Salary Award

Salary support Closed TBD

Canadian Blood Services / CIHR Operating Grants

Operating Grant

Closed TBD

Graduate Fellowship Program

Fellowship Closed Fall 2017

James Kreppner Award Program

Research Grant ($50,000, one year) Closed Fall 2017
Intramural Research Grant Program Research Grant Open April 2017

Kenneth J. Fyke Award Program

Research Grant
($100,000, one year)

Closed Fall 2018
MSM Research Grant Program

Research grant ($50,000, one year and $400,000, two years)

Open Registration: Feb. 26, 2017
Full application: April 30, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 

Fellowship Closed Summer 2017

Transfusion Medicine Research Program Support Award

Program Support
($1,150,000, 5 years)


Registration: March 5, 2017

Full application: April 15, 2017

Summer Research Scholarship Program

Studentship Closed TBD

Transfusion Medicine Residency Fellowship

Fellowship Closed TBD
CIHR's Health System Impact Fellowship Program Fellowship Closed Application: April 3, 2017


Contact Information for Funding Opportunities: