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Announcement of the Collaborative Health Research Project Grants

February 22, 2018

On February 22,  Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary for Science, announced $19.8 million in funding that will support stronger collaborations among health care, engineering and natural sciences researchers. It is hoped that these partnerships will lead to new devices and technologies to improve treatments for transplants and illnesses such as skin cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

The funding is being provided through the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) Program, a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

The program gives researchers from the natural sciences, engineering and the health sciences sectors the opportunity to further their research together. In addition, the CHRP Program allows scientists to work with doctors and patients in the planning and design of research projects so that the outcomes of their studies have a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families.

Photo credit: Salvatore Sacco, The Canadian Press