Crohn’s and Colitis Canada: Innovations in IBD Research 2020 Competition

Updated Information

Amendment to internal and external deadlines. Revised and reattached guidelines. 


Crohn's and Colitis Canada

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

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


Crohn's and Colitis Canada invites applications for an Innovations Grant, to fund novel or innovative approaches to IBD research. This grant is intended to stimulate and support research which may not be encompassed within the boundaries of traditional medical research. Research proposals must conform to sound principles of research and may aim to collect pilot data for follow-on application(s). Our organization seeks mission relevance and excellence as well as innovation.


Postdoctoral fellows or investigators who hold an academic appointment at a Canadian University in a Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine or other Graduate Faculty are eligible to apply to the Innovations in IBD competition. The research proposed must have a clear connection to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Promise Statement. Co-Investigators based outside of Canada are acceptable.

Note: Applications are only accepted from institutions within Canada.

In order to be eligible to receive funding for an Innovations in IBD grant from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, recipients must be members of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada IBD Research Institute. 

Maximum Project Value


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 year


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR-5 form to:

External Deadline

Applicants must complete the online application available via the proposalCENTRAL website.

Applications are not accepted via email or mail. 

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

Research Grants Administrator
Telephone: (416) 920-5035 ext. 252

Technical support:
T: 1-800-875-2562 (Toll-free)

Weekdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Office of Research

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

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