CIHR Pre-announcement: National Research Core – Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2: A Focus on Function and Translation


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


CIHR, under the scientific leadership of the Institute of Genetics, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes and Institute of Gender and Health, in collaboration with the Institute of Aging, Institute of Cancer Research, and Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, has announced an upcoming new funding opportunity for a National Research Core as part of the Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2 (CMI2): A Focus on Function and Translation.

The overall goal of the CMI2 is to enable the development of effective preventative and therapeutic interventions through a deeper understanding of the role of microbiome in human health. CMI2 will build on previous CIHR investments in microbiome research, and support the next phase of microbiome research in Canada through two funding opportunities:

  1. Research Core (current competition) and
  2. Research Teams (future competition).

This funding opportunity will focus on the development of a sustainable pan-Canadian Research Core to coordinate research activities, facilitate sharing of expertise, knowledge and resources, to support the integration of sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) and ethical considerations in research related to the microbiome and human health, and to promote the translation of research outcomes into improved health, social, and economic benefits for Canadians, including both preventative and therapeutic interventions. Partnerships are in development.

The anticipated launch date of this funding opportunity is Fall 2017. Please look for application instructions at that time through ResearchNet.

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