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Osteoporosis Research

Research Competition

The Osteoporosis Research Program provides training awards to support Canadian investigators conducting research that promises to yield new insights into the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and improving the lives of individuals with this disease. Awards are offered to individuals through annual research competitions, which involves an extensive peer review process.

Osteoporosis Canada is currently involved in two partnerships, which collaborate in funding research awards. These programs include:

The Osteoporosis Canada-CaMos Fellowship Award

A collaborative award, by the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) and Osteoporosis Canada. This program will fund a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow for one year in the amount of $20,000 and will provide that individual with an opportunity to engage in research training with investigators at CaMos. Awardees will gain new insight into the field of osteoporosis and will be presented with the basis for a career in clinical/epidemiological research related to osteoporosis. This program strives to improve the lives of individuals with osteoporosis while seeking optimal prevention and treatment of the disease.

The application process will be administered by OC.

Application Forms:

To be posted March 2011.

OC/CIHR Fellowship & New Investigator Award

A jointly supported award by Osteoporosis Canada and CIHR is offered under the mandate of the Small Health Organizations Partnership Program (SHOPP). SHOPP fosters partnership opportunities with small health charities and not-for-profit organizations with modest health research funding capacity by co-funding training and salary awards. The benefit of this program is that CIHR offers partnership opportunities for small health organizations to increase their health research capacity while becoming more in line with the strategic directions of the Institutes. This program also meets CIHR's strategic objective of outstanding research through effective partnerships in specific areas of research.

This award under Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Osteoporosis Canada will fund applications that reflect the research priorities which include:

  1. Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
  2. Clinical research
  3. Metabolic bone disease
  4. Epidemiology

The application process will be administered by CIHR (CIHR-OC 2010 Masters Award in Osteoporosis Research).

Application Forms:

Refer to CIHR link.