Competition year : 

Deadline (pre-request) : 
December 9th, 2020 at 16:00 (EST)

Deadline (application) : 
July 13th, 2021 at 16:00 (EST)

Announcement of results : 
To be confirmed in 2021

Amount : 
Cofunding up to 5 Quebec-based teams

Duration : 
5 years


Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada

Il est recommandé que le texte de l’opportunité de financement soit examiné attentivement, car des modifications peuvent avoir été apportées depuis le lancement initial. Cela inclut une nouvelle option pour ajouter une pièce jointe liée au COVID-19. Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec le Centre de contact des IRSC à ou au 1-888-603-4178. Pour plus d’information, veuillez consulter la page du concours sur le site web des IRSC.

It is recommended that the funding opportunity text be reviewed carefully as changes may have been made sonce the initial launch. This includes a new option to add an attachment related to COVID-19. If you have any questions, please contact the CIHR Contact Centre at or 1-888-603-4178. For more information, please consult the competition page on the CIHR website.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), is proud to join the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Institute of Genetics, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Indigenous Peoples Health, Institute of Aging, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Institute of Gender and Health and Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, in partnership with Diabetes Canada, Génome Québec, JDRF Canada, Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) and Mitacs, to collaborate on the Team Grants: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions program.

The Team Grants: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions funding opportunity will support multidisciplinary research to better understand the underlying causes and pathophysiology of diabetes, and to develop better diabetes prevention and treatment strategies.

The objectives are:

  1. To elucidate the previously undefined mechanisms that control the onset and progression of all types of diabetes mellitus and related complications and co-morbidities, taking into account sex as a biological variable and gender as a socio-cultural determinant of health.
  2. To develop translational solutions aimed at prevention, treatment, and the delivery of care for people living with diabetes

Program eligibility: special feature
In addition to complying with the FRQ Common General Rules to be eligible for the program, eligible Quebec researchers wishing to submit an application to CIHR must: be a member of the CMDO network (Cardiometabolic health, diabetes and obesity research network).

To become a member of this inclusive network, you need to :

  • have a researcher status affiliated to a University / Institute or a Quebec research centre recognized by the FRQS ;

  • be active in the fields of cardiometabolic health, diabetes or obesity.

The direct web link to fill in the electronic form is the following :  

You must be or become a member of the network to be eligible for this collaborative program. Researchers will be responsible for joining the network or validating their status with the CMDO. 

No electronic form to join the CMDO network will be accepted by the FRQS. Please contact CMDO representative for any questions.

No form or document is to be sent to the FRQS as part of this collaborative program. All additional requests and documents for the program must be submitted to CIHR according to their procedure on ResearchNet portal. 

A detailed budget will be requested from Quebec researchers selected during the granting procedure.

N.B. Eligibility for the program will be jointly coordinated between the CIHR and the FRQS for all Quebec researchers wishing to apply. In addition, the FRQS will ensure with the CMDO network that participants are eligible as members of the network.

The content of this call is provided for information and may be subject to change. Please refer to the official documents of the opportunity on the IRSC  website or the CMDO website.