MSM Research Grant Program competition 2018


Canadian Blood Services

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Materials for MSM Research Grant Program Competition 2018

  • Application Form
  • Registration Form


Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce its 2018 MSM Research Grant Program competition. The objective of the MSM Research Program is to ensure the generation of adequate evidence-based research for alternative screening approaches for blood or plasma donors, which could evolve the current deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) while maintaining the safety of the blood supply.

Applicants must register for the MSM Research Grant Program competition to be eligible to submit a Full Application.


PI must be affiliated with a Canadian academic program as a faculty member or with Canadian Blood Services or Héma-Québec. The Principal Investigator is responsible for submitting the application, managing the team members to deliver the project deliverables as approved, and reporting on project progress.  See Competition Program Guidelines on the sponsor website for more eligibility criteria.

Funding Availability

For the 2018 competition, the total funding available is $850,000.

Maximum Project Value

The proposed budget for a Small Project grant must not exceed $50,000. The proposed project budget for a Large Project grant must not exceed $300,000.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Small Project grant: one year.  Large Project grant: two years.


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

External Deadline

Registration must be delivered by email to  See Canadian Blood Service website for more information.

Internal Deadline

If Invited: Please submit complete OR5 form and copy of application to:

External Deadline

PI to submit all documents by email to

For more information and Competition Guidelines, please see MSM Research Grant Program

For Questions, please contact

Enquiries should be addressed to the Centre for Innovation, or (613) 739-2496.

Office of Research

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

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