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Call for proposals: Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program Phase II – 2022–2023 competition

Call for
Global Health
Up to 48 months 
Funded by
IDRC, the Israel Science Foundation, the Azrieli Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Six grants worth up to CAD 1.4 million each
Point of contact
CIHR contact centre:; Israel Science Foundation:

This second call for proposals under phase II is directed toward proposals in the field of communicable diseases, with a particular focus on investigating underlying biological mechanisms and impacts on global health. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Discovery research to identify new pathogens and their distribution in human populations  

  • New therapeutic approaches for communicable diseases  

  • Drug resistance biology and mechanism in infectious disease  

  • Host-parasite interactions  

  • New directions in vaccine research for infectious diseases  

  • New biomarkers for infectious disease detection, characterization and monitoring  

  • Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, including the impact of climate change on zoonotic disease distribution  

  • New technology platforms for rapid detection of pathogens of pandemic importance  

Exclusions: SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research, studies, surveys, clinical trials and work primarily aimed at informing public health policy are NOT eligible for funding through this opportunity. However, the use of randomization in basic biomedical research studies is accepted.  


Phase II of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program seeks to support fundamental research at the cutting-edge of biomedical science and global health.

Proposals must be co-led by three independent investigators: one from Canada, one from Israel and one from a low- or middle-income country. Teams are required to establish knowledge mobilization plans. This could include a range of activities that support research, training and exchange, while taking advantage of this funding opportunity to design a collaborative international research project.

More details

Further details on the call and detailed guidelines for submission are published on CIHR’s Funding Opportunity database

Please consult the list of eligible low-and middle-income countries/territories.


In Canada  
Registration: January 17, 2023 at 20:00 Ottawa time; Application: February 16, 2023 at 20:00 Ottawa time  

In Israel  
Registration: January 17, 2023 at 13:00 Jerusalem time; Application: February 15, 2023 at 13:00 Jerusalem time