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Fonds de recherche sur la santé

Call for projects - Sepsis Canada/CMDO Network Intercenter Structuring Initiatives

Created in April 2012 by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), the Research Network on Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity aims to develop research excellence in these areas, to transfer knowledge and to foster the use of new knowledge so as to promote the quality of life of Quebec province population.

Sepsis Canada is a nationally coordinated research network with over 200 members and representation from Universities and academic institutes across Canada. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Sepsis Canada brings together experts from various disciplines working collaboratively on inter-related projects under an integrated and unified program. Our mission is reducing the burden of sepsis for all Canadians.

Sepsis Canada and the CMDO network have partnered together to fund for an Intercenter Structuring Initiative for the period of 2022 – 2023. The overall objective of the CMDO/Sepsis Canada common initiative is to advance knowledge in biomedical, clinical, population health, or health systems research to address common determinants (e.g. inflammation, infection, microbiome, metabolic) in the pathogenesis, prevention, detection, management or rehabilitation from cardiometabolic diseases, diabetes or obesity AND sepsis. This competition allows researchers who are regular members of both entities to propose intercenter collaborative projects, with the requirement for one (1) CMDO member from the province of Quebec and one (1) Sepsis Canada member based within Canada. One (1) research project relevant to these themes will be funded based on the evaluation criteria outlined in this call. Eligible projects could also involve additional international research centers. Moreover, projects from different research sectors will be favored (i.e. 1) biomedical; 2) clinical; 3) population health; 4) health system). A detailed description of the eligibility criteria and evaluation procedures is provided in the guide. Projects of excellent scientific quality that demonstrate a structuring effect for research within the networks will be funded up to $ 40,000 for one year (12 months) ($20,000 provided by CMDO / $20,000 provided by Sepsis Canada).

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 1, 2021, with funding beginning no later than April 1st, 2022.

This funding opportunity is intended to support investigators and their novel “stand-alone” projects that have not previously received funding. The funding is not meant to complete funding for larger projects. This award will help researchers generate preliminary data to support further investigation that will assist teams in becoming competitive for larger funding competitions.

Applications submitted late, incomplete or that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be evaluated. Award recipients will be required to present their findings at the annual joint CMDO Network – Société québécoise de lipidologie, nutrition et métabolisme (SQLNM) meeting and the Sepsis Canada Annual Symposium upon completion of the project.<

It is always important to take the rules and criteria before completing the Form (Open PDF file (top of page) to see the details in the questionnaire).


Requests for additional information may be sent to the Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity (CMDO) Research Network, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke , Division of endocrinology, CRCHUS, Tel.: 819 346-1110 ext. 12703, email: