Open Calls

Current Funding Opportunities

Banting Research Foundation/ Rick Hansen Institute Discovery Award

The Banting Research Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute are pleased to announce a funding partnership to support research by early career investigators focused on areas relevant to spinal cord injury (SCI). The Banting Research Foundation/ Rick Hansen Institute Discovery Award is a one-year grant of up to $25,000 that will support research which could potentially enable medical breakthroughs and transformative health care advances to reduce the human and economic costs associated with SCI. Eligible candidates must be focused on research in one or more of the following areas relevant to SCI: paralysis, pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, neuropathic pain, predictive preclinical models of evaluation, and spinal cord injury in Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Eligibility is not limited to those specializing in the field of SCI, but the research must be applicable to SCI.

Eligible applicants must be in the first three years of an academic appointment at a university or research institute in Canada. For complete guidelines and application instructions, see:

Application deadline: March 15, 2017



Past Funding Opportunities

Click on the links below to view details of past open funding opportunities:

 Funding opportunity



 ONF/RHI SCI Funding Opportunity September 2015  Winners announced
 Clinical Outcome Measures August 2015  Winners announced
 Pilot Studies - Optimizing Neurorecovery Following SCI August 2015  Winners announced
 Emerging Interventions & Innovative Technologies February 2014  Winners announced
 Preclinical SCI Research Towards Cures February 2014  Winners announced