PSC Partners Canada Annual Research Grant Awards

The deadline for submission of 2020 grant proposals has passed.

Application deadline for 2020 was January 30, 2020, 11:59 PM, MDT.

We make grants to fund research that addresses an important and novel, basic or clinical question related to PSC, based upon a competitive research proposal review process. PSC Partners Canada participates in the review process administered by US-based PSC Partners Seeking a Cure.

Application Instructions

Please note that applications are to be submitted to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure in the US by email to contactus@pscpartners.org and will be considered for funding by both the US and Canadian organizations. Please submit only one application.

The Scientific/Medical Advisory Committee reviews all proposals and makes recommendations. The Canada Board of Directors determines if research grant(s) will be made by PSC Partners Canada.

Eligibility for Canadian Funding

Eligibility is based upon Canadian charity law.

  • Researchers at Canadian hospitals and universities are eligible.
  • For researchers at institutions outside of Canada to be eligible, the institution must be on this list of prescribed universities outside Canada maintained by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Please note that eligibility for funding from the US-based PSC Partners Seeking a Cure organization is not governed by these constraints; this applies to Canada funding only.

History of Grants Program

In 2009, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure awarded its first set of research grants. For PSC Partners, this was a milestone, an important step towards taking us closer to new treatments and an eventual cure. PSC Partners Canada joined the grants program in 2016. Since the inception of the program, together, over CAD $4,000,000 has been allocated to promising PSC research projects (as of Feb 2020). The Canadian affiliate grants made currently total CAD $260,000.

We thank our Canadian donors 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.

All research proposals are reviewed annually by the PSC Partners’ Scientific/Medical Advisory (SMAC) Committee. Details of Canadian-funded grants can be found here.