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Grants-in-Aid of Research

The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2018 competition was Monday, November 20, 2017. Applicants who submitted a Letter of Intent are invited to submit a full application by Friday, January 19, 2017.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research program supports research on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This research program helps advance prevention, treatments, health policy and, ultimately find cures. Grants support research projects with a defined objective, conducted by an investigator working alone or in collaboration with others.

Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years, at maximum $125,000 per annum.

A grant of $5,000, provided in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), may also be awarded as a one-time lump sum to the highest ranked project from a new investigator. This funding would help support travel and ancillary costs for the individual to attend or speak at gastroenterology conferences or to purchase essential equipment necessary to their study.


Applications must be submitted through a two-stage application process. Applicants who submit a Letter of Intent are invited to submit a Full Application by the deadline specified.

  1. Letters of Intent are due by 11:59 pm (EST) on Monday, November 20, 2017.
  2. Full applications are due by 11:59 pm (EST) on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Applying for a Grants-in-Aid of Research grant

Applicants must complete the online application forms available on the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada website. Please note, applications are no longer being accepted via email or mail. If you encounter any difficulties with the online application forms, please contact

  1. To submit a Letter of Intent: Online Letter of Intent Form (Closed November 20, 2017)
  2. To submit a Full Application: Follow the instructions below.

Submitting your Grants-in-Aid of Research application

To submit your Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA) application, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Begin by reading the Grant Guidelines to ensure you are eligible to apply and meet all the competition requirements. Please note it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their submitted application is complete. Incomplete applications will be disqualified from the competition.
  2. Complete this brief registration form and you will receive a unique link to access the full GIA application form. After you submit your registration form, you will receive a unique application link. The link will be sent to the email address entered on the registration form. Please check your junk mail if you do not receive it within 15 minutes. Please contact if you experience any difficulties or do not receive the email within 1 hour. DO NOT delete the email with your unique link, as you will require it to complete your application.
  3. Copy and paste the link you receive by email into your web browser. Using this unique link, you will be able to complete your application and save your progress. Simply click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of each application page you have completed.
  4. Should you need to close the application at any time prior to submitting it, use the link you received by email and you will be returned to the last completed section of the application.
  5. Draft your GIA application using this template. We strongly recommend building your application using this form rather than directly into the online form. This will allow you to view all application requirements in their entirety, and limit the likelihood of input errors.
  6. Prepare your attachments for upload into the online application form. Uploaded documents should be submitted in Word or PDF format. All applicants must complete and upload the Signatures For GIA Application Form. If your application has co-investigator(s) or collaborator(s) you will need to upload the Supplementary Form for Co-investigators/Collaborators. If your application has co-investigators, you will need to upload the Co-investigator Information Form for each co-investigator.
  7. Complete the online application form ensuring all the required fields are filled in, and all necessary supplementary documents are uploaded.
  8. You will have the opportunity to review your application in its entirety before your final submission. After you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a PDF attachment of your application. If you do not receive the confirmation email please review the application to ensure you have completed the submission process or contact

Grant Guidelines

Please see the Grant Guidelines for details on grant eligibility, and nomination and selection procedures.

Forms for GIA application

Signatures for GIA Application Form
Supplementary Form for Co-investigators/Collaborators
Co-investigator Information Form
Grants-in-Aid of Research Application Template

Innovations in IBD Research

Crohn's and Colitis Canada is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Innovations in IBD Research Competition. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada invites applications for an Innovations Grant, to fund novel or innovative approaches to IBD research. This grant is intended to stimulate and support research which may not be encompassed within the boundaries of traditional medical research. Research proposals must conform to sound principles of research and may aim to collect pilot data for follow-on application(s). Our organization seeks mission relevance and excellence as well as innovation.

Grants to a maximum of $50,000 for one year may be awarded.


  • Full applications are due by 11:59 pm (EST) on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Submitting an application

Applicants must complete the online application form available on the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada website. Please note, applications are no longer being accepted via email or mail. If you encounter any difficulties with the online application form, please contact
  • To submit an application: Online Innovations in IBD Research Application (available week of December 11, 2017)

Grant Guidelines

Please see the Grant Guidelines for details on grant eligibility, and nomination and selection procedures.

Research Funding Partnerships

Research funding through partnered programs is also available. Visit the Research Funding Partnerships to learn more.



CANIBD is a community of practice within CSGNA. It was created to advance mentoring and support for IBD nursing in Canada. The 2017 IBD nursing educational travel awards are being launched to provide learning and mentorship opportunities for IBD nurses in Canada. The 2017 IBD nursing educational travel awards may be granted to Canadian nurses who wish to attend an IBD-related medical conference.


The goal of these awards is to support nurses to learn, network, share best practices, and keep abreast of developments in IBD research and care that will improve or inform patient care and/or quality of life.


Subject to the availability of funds, up to three awards (maximum value of $1,000 CAD each) will be granted in 2017. Funding support for these awards has been provided by industry partners: AbbVie, Janssen, Shire, and Takeda.


Any nurse engaged in IBD research or care in Canada is eligible to apply. Applicants must register with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (click here) and must be a current active member of CSGNA. All applications will be evaluated for eligibility and reviewed by a nursing selection committee, comprised of a minimum of two CANIBD steering committee members without any direct conflict-of-interest. All committee decisions are final. Applicants may apply for the award once every two years.


Applications should be made in the form of a one-page letter including a short description of:

  • what medical conference they are seeking funding support to attend;
  • how the award will benefit IBD patient care; and
  • brief budget.

In addition, a supporting letter from the head of the appropriate department of the applicant's institution is required confirming that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.

Completed applications (including supporting documentation) should be emailed to The deadline for applications is Monday May 1st, 2017.

Nurses are responsible for coordinating their own conference registration, transportation and accommodation. In order to be reimbursed for up to $1,000 in eligible expenses, the recipient must submit the following after attending the conference:

  • a one-page summary report on the learnings
  • a certificate of conference attendance
  • an expense claim form with original receipts.


Questions concerning this award may be directed to:

Research Grants & Awards Coordinator
Telephone: (416) 920-5035 ext. 252
Fax: (416) 929-0364

To view a PDF of this information, click here

Nursing-Led IBD Research Grant

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in partnership with CANIBD (A CSGNA community of practice) has launched the Nursing-led IBD Research Grant. This grant is intended to increase funding opportunities for nurses leading research projects in IBD and develop research skills within the IBD nursing community. The goal of this grant is to support a small clinical research pilot project that will improve or inform IBD patient care and/or quality of life for IBD patients.

This grant is for one-year with a total value of $15,000 CAD.

Eligibility & Review Process

Any nurse, affiliated with a Canadian hospital or university, engaged in IBD research or care in Canada is an eligible Principal Applicant for this award. Principal applicants must register with the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada IBD Research Institute (to join send an email request to and must be a current active member of CSGNA. There can be only one nurse listed as the Principal Investigator for each proposal. The applicant institution must be a non-profit, charitable institution, such as a university, hospital or research organization. Applications will be assessed for eligibility and reviewed by a nursing selection committee, comprised of the Research Chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Scientific & Medical Advisory Council, and a minimum of two practitioners (e.g., CANIBD steering committee members with direct knowledge and expertise in the subject area of the proposed project) without any direct conflict-of-interest. Application Requirements

The deadline for applications Monday May 15th 2017. 
Download Guidelines and Application Form. 
Adobe Acrobat reader will be required to complete the application form. Click here for download.

Please note we need to receive an electronic copy and a print copy of your full application. Electronic applications should be emailed to Please reference "Nursing-Led IBD Research Competition 2017" in the email subject line. Printed copies should be mailed to the address below:

Nursing-Led IBD Research Competition 2017 
Crohn's and Colitis Canada 
600 - 60 St. Clair Avenue East 
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1N5 
Attn: Research Grants and Awards Coordinator 

Contact information 

If you have any questions about Crohn's and Colitis Canada grant programs or awards, please do not hesitate to connect with us. Direct your questions to:

Research Grants & Evaluation Specialist
Telephone: (416) 920-5035 ext. 252

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