2019 Application Deadline: March 23, 2019

Every year, on the recommendation of the Scientific/Medical Advisory Committee and the PSC Partners Canada Board of Directors, we select promising research project(s) to support. Our first grant was funded in 2016, and have funded one grant each year since.

PSC Partners Canada participates in the application process and SMAC review process administered by the US affiliate PSC Partners Seeking a Cure. We will consider funding any project that is eligible per Canadian charity law. As a Canadian Registered Charity, we are currently restricted to funding researchers affiliated with a Canadian university or hospital or researchers affiliated with a non-Canadian university currently approved by the CRA (list can be found here).

To apply, please visit PSC Partners Seeking a Cure site. Research proposal application details can be found here. Please note only one application is required to be considered for funding by either the US or Canadian organization.

History: We are proud to have joined PSC Partners in funding PSC research. In 2009, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure awarded its first set of research grants, selected on the basis that they supported research addressing an important and novel, basic or clinical question related to PSC. For PSC Partners, this was an important milestone, an important step towards taking us closer to new treatments and an eventual cure. Since the inception of the grants program, the following have been awarded: eight major grants in 2009, five in 2010, three in 2011, three in 2012, seven in 2013, seven in 2014, six in 2015, six in 2016, seven in 2017, and nine in 2018, for a total of $3,191,666 already allocated to promising PSC research projects.

We thank all of our donors throughout the years who have supported our mission of raising funds to research causes, treatments and cures for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Your contributions have made these awards possible!