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Announcement of call for proposals – Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program Phase II – 2021-2022 competition

IDRC, the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the Azrieli Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are pleased to launch the first call for proposals under the second phase of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (JCIHRP).
Technician at a laboratory in Hanoi where tests on Avian Flu are being conducted.
Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank
A technician does tests on Avian Flu at a laboratory in Hanoi.

Phase II of JCIHRP seeks to support fundamental research at the cutting-edge of biomedical science and global health. Six grants worth up to CA$ 1.4 million each will be awarded to research teams based in Canada, Israel and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for a period of up to four years. 

This first call for proposals under phase II is directed toward proposals at the intersection between non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) and infectious diseases, while strengthening research capacity in Canada, Israel and LMICs. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Use of epidemiological and clinical data to gain insight into biological mechanisms influencing the intersection of chronic and infectious diseases.  

  • Study of mechanisms driving the interactions between non-communicable chronic and infectious diseases.  

  • Biomarkers and/or predictive factors of NCDs following infections or infection severity with pre-existing NCDs.  

  • System biology approaches. 

Proposals must be co-led by three independent investigators, one from Canada, Israel and an eligible LMIC.  Teams are required to establish a 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.  

Further details on the call and detailed guidelines for submission are published on CIHR’s Funding Opportunity database. The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: registration and application. In Canada, registrations are due March 3, 2022, and applications are due April 5, 2022. In Israel, registrations are due March 2, 2022, and applications are due April 4, 2022. 

For further information, please contact: 

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Ella Fire 
Scientific Director Special Programs 
Israel Science Foundation