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Key Non-Governmental Funding Agencies
CADR is a division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), which establishes and supports programs that promote oral health research. CADR provides awards and fellowships for students and researchers of oral health in Canada.
The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute funds the most promising cancer research through its world-renowned peer review process. This institute offers programs that help train, develop, and support the next generation of cancer researchers.
CFDHRE exists to enhance the oral health and well-being of Canadians through dental hygiene research and education. The foundation's undertakings include conducting and disseminating research, publishing useful materials, and educating the public.
CFI invests in Canadian research by providing funding to Canadian research institutions, including universities and research hospitals. CFI funding allows Canadian institutions the freedom of innovation for the betterment of Canada.
CHSRF sponsors health systems research by providing funding to Canadian health research institutes, especially for research that focuses on priority issues in health systems and the gaps between research in applied health services and policy.
CIFAR (formerly CIAR) provides funding programs for research projects that tackle challenging questions about the natural world and human society.
CCGHR focuses on research that improves health in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through training, mentoring, and research opportunities.
CRS is a national not-for-profit organization that funds cancer research exclusively and offers seed money for the most promising cancer research in Canada.
JDRF research priorities reflect three fundamental goals: restoration of normal blood sugar levels; avoidance and improved treatment for complications; and prevention of diabetes and its recurrence.
Federal & Provincial Funding Agencies
CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 virtual institutes. CIHR's institutes are networks of researchers brought together to focus on important health problems. The 13 institutes are:
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is a publicly funded, board-governed corporation that delivers funding and support to a broad provincial community that spans all dimensions of health research and innovation activity.
MCHPE is the research unit in the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Medicine. MCHPE conducts research on how health care services are used by Manitobans, by examining topics such as illness patterns and population health relations.
NSERC supports university-based research and training in all the natural sciences and engineering.
NSHRF is committed to fostering health research throughout Nova Scotia by assisting, collaborating with, and funding individuals and organizations conducting health research.
SSHRC-funded research fuels innovative thinking about real life issues, including education, health care, the environment, immigration, globalization, poverty, politics, addiction, Aboriginal rights, the past, and our future.
International Funding Agencies
The ADHA Institute for Oral Health funds educational scholarships, fellowships, research grants, and community service grants to dental hygienists throughout the United States.
AICR is a cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention, interprets the evidence, and educates the public about the results .
CDC is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. CDC awards and administers grants for research programs in disease control and prevention, including research in oral health.
CF is a private foundation that awards grants for health care research and promotes a health care system that works for everyone, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.
IADR provides programs that promote oral health research worldwide. They provide fellowships, awards, and competitions for the oral health research community.
NIDCR aims to improve oral, dental, and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information. The organization also conducts and funds research-training and career-development programs for researchers.
NIH is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and provides grants for health-related research and research-training projects in the United States.