The CIHR Project grant competition awards over $4.6M to six IRCM researchers

July 11 2018 | Grants

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced the results of its most recent Project Grant competition. The projects of six researchers from the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) were awarded funding by the federal agency for a total sum of $4,605,852.

The CIHR Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, or health outcomes. IRCM researchers obtained a success rate of 33%, surpassing the 14% national average of this competition. 

Grants awarded

  • Mathieu Ferron. Project: Vitamin K-dependent proteins and osteoblast functions
  • Artur Kania (bridge grant). Project: A genetic analysis of the development of nociceptive topognosis
  • Martin Sauvageau. Project: Deciphering the function and mechanism of long noncoding RNAs in lung cancer
  • Woong-Kyung Suh. Project: ICOS signaling in T cell tolerance and gut homeostasis
  • Hideto Takahashi. Project: Novel therapeutic molecular targets for amyloid-beta pathology in Alzheimer's disease
  • Marie Trudel. Project: Targeting Kcnn4 in polycystic kidney disease: a preclinical mechanistic proof of concept study