Crohn's and Colitis Canada: Innovations in IDB Research 2022

Updated Information
Update: the internal and external deadlines have been updated.
  • Internal Deadline was changed from January 10, 2022 at 11:59 to January 24, 2022 at 11:59pm
  • External Deadline was changed from Janaury 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm to January 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm


Crohn's and Colitis Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the Crohn's and Colitis Canada website 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). The sponsor 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 Crohn’s and Colitis Canada as principal investigator for grant support of their research. The research proposed must have a clear connection to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Promise Statement. Principal Investigators must reside in Canada to apply for funding. Co-Principal Investigators based outside of Canada are acceptable. 

If an applicant does not hold an academic appointment at the time of submitting an application, a cover letter from the Dean of the Faculty must be uploaded to the application, indicating the planned position and the date it will take effect. 

Maximum Project Value

$50,000 per grant

Funding is limited to:

  • Pay technician and/or student salaries;
  • Purchase materials, supplies, and items of equipment (maximum $5,000 annually);
  • Buy and maintain animals, and;
  • Support travel costs (maximum $2,500 annually)

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 year

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application with signature page (signed by PI and Co-PI) along with complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Applicant must complete and submit application via the online application system proposalcentral

See the attached IBD program guidelines for more information.

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 Coordinator
Telephone: (416) 920-5035 ext. 251 or
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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