CIHR: Pre-Announcement: Sepsis Research Network Initiative


The Canadian Institutes of Human Health Research (CIHR) Sepsis Research Network Initiative is co-led by the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Institute Infection and Immunity (III) in partnership with the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) and Mitacs.

For More Information

Interested applications are invited to participate in a webinar on November 5, 2018 from 12:30 – 2 pm EDT. Register online. Only registered participants will be sent a WebEx invite prior to the webinar. The webinar will be delivered in English; however, slides will be available in both English and French. See the CIHR website for more details.

Anticipated Timelines

Program Launch: Fall 2018
LOI Deadline: Winter 2019
Strengthening Workshop: Summer 2019
Full Application Deadline: Fall 2019
Funding Start Date: Winter 2019


The purpose of the Sepsis Research Network (Network) funding opportunity is to fund a single nationally coordinated research network with the goal of further understanding the causes and improving the prevention, detection and management of sepsis. The Network will bring together experts from different disciplines working collaboratively on a number of inter-related research projects under an integrated and unified program of research. The relevant research areas for this funding opportunity are:

• Understanding the pathogenesis, causes and possible prevention of sepsis;
• Improving the prevention, detection and management of sepsis;
• Understanding the roles diabetes mellitus and glucose control have on outcomes in patients with sepsis;
• Understanding the roles metabolism and nutrition may play in the treatment and outcomes for patients with sepsis.

Funding Availability

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,800,000, enough to fund approximately four (4) Letters of Intent and one (1) Full Network grant.

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