Rare Diseases: Models and Mechanisms Network


Canadian “Rare Diseases: Models & Mechanisms” Network (RDMM)

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On behalf of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Rare Diseases: Models and Mechanisms Network, we would like to invite applications from clinicians and clinician scientists who have discovered novel genes in patients with rare diseases and wish to collaborate with a model organism investigator who is able to carry out functional analysis on an orthologous gene in a model system.


Faculty affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution.

Funding Availability

Maximum $25,000 will be awarded for each Catalyst grant.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

The Network has no formal requirement for partnering. Applications are welcomed from pre-existing or newly formed teams of clinicians and model organism investigators who share an interest in pursuing a disease gene discovery.

How to Apply

A Connection Application may be emailed to the RDMM Network info@rare-diseases-catalyst-network.ca.

For Questions, please contact

Kym Boycott or Philippe Campeau
Co-Chairs, Clinical Advisory Committee

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Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
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519-824-4120 x52832

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