Canadian Blood Services Intramural Research Grant Program Competition 2020

Updated Information

New Internal Deadline: April 23, 2020 11:59 pm

New External Deadline: April 30, 2020 11:59 pm


Canadian Blood Services

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the sponsor's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The Canadian Blood Services Intramural Research Grant program supports collaborative research projects that will generate knowledge and lead to new discoveries that will improve the safety and efficacy of blood products and the blood system in general.

Research Priorities:

  • Promoting appropriate blood product utilization;
  • Ensuring an adequate blood product supply;
  • Minimizing the adverse effects of blood product transfusion;
  • Optimizing blood product quality;
  • Replacing or improving blood products through new therapies or technologies.


Principal Investigator: The Principal Investigator must be affiliated with a Canadian academic program as a faculty member. The Principal Investigator is responsible for submitting the application, delivering the project as approved, and reporting on project progress to Canadian Blood Services.

Team composition: The research team must include at least two investigators (including the Principal Investigator) and at least one of the investigators must be affiliated with Canadian Blood Services (i.e., Canadian Blood Services Scientist, Medical Officer/Director/Consultant, or Adjunct Scientist). For help identifying a Canadian Blood Services-affiliated investigator to join the project team, applicants can contact

All investigators must have a defined role in the project, and their expertise must be clearly required to adequately address the project goals. Investigators are expected to require material budget items of some nature. All investigators must be affiliated with a Canadian academic program as faculty members.

Funding Availability

Total amount available is $1,200,000 - anticipating three (3) new grants will be funded

Maximum Project Value

$200,000 per year - maximum of $400,000 per grant

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

2 years

Special Notes

Please refer to the Office of Research COVID 19 web-page for directives related to research activities at the University of Guelph.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Registration:  Applicant to complete the Registration Form as per the instructions outlined in the Registration Form.

Submit the Registration Form by email to Centre for Innovation at on or before the deadline, as per the Instructions in the Registration Form. No registration forms will be accepted after the deadline.

Internal Deadline

Application if invited: Applicant to submit a copy of application including PI and Chair's signatures, letters of collaboration along with complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Application if invited: Applicant must submit all documents by email to

Application form and competition guidelines can be found on the sponsor's website.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

Inquiries should be addressed to the Centre for Innovation, or (613) 739-2564.

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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