Funding Opportunities


CHRI Internal Research Grant Fund Comptetition 2018 (IRGF)

The Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) is pleased to announce its request for applications for the 2018 Internal Research Grant Fund Competition.

As part of its mission, CHRI is committed to encouraging and supporting London-based research that aims to improve children’s health. All CHRI Scientists and Associate Scientists are eligible to apply. The purpose of this request for applications is to provide CHRI Scientists and Associate Scientists with support for:

New projects which are original and innovative with good potential for external funding

Collaborative projects between two or more Scientists/Associate Scientists will be considered favourably

Start-up projects for junior Scientists/Associate Scientists

Partial support for graduate students

Projects that are extensions or related to previously-funded studies will NOT be funded. PIs who have received funding from the IRGF within the last 3 years will not be considered.

The maximum allowable request for each grant is $10,000. However, under well-justified circumstances, larger requests may be considered.

Submit the application electronically in .pdf format to: the Administrative Office of the CHRI (christine [dot] koustrup [at] lhsc [dot] on [dot] ca) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Announcement & Terms

Whaley and Harding Post Doctoral Fellowship in Maternal/Fetal/Neonatal Research

Dr. David Whaley, a 1926 graduate of the University of Toronto, was the first specialist pediatrician in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and practiced there from 1931 through 1970. Dr. Paul Harding was the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Western University from 1982 to 1992. This Fellowship honours their enduring commitment to advancing education and research excellence in clinical practice. The primary objective of the donors is to enhance the health of pregnant mothers, their infants and children, by supporting postdoctoral trainees in internationally recognized research in maternal, fetal and neonatal health in CHRI/Lawson and Western.

A two-year fulltime contract postdoctoral fellowship position ($40,000/annum) is available to either MD and/or PhD, who has a previous track record of research in the field of maternal, fetal and newborn health. The research will be carried out in a basic science laboratory or a clinical program under the supervision of a Scientist or Associate Scientist within the CHRI of Lawson, affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

Present areas of research include: blastocyst/embryonic development; placentation and placental diseases including preeclampsia and placental insufficiency; molecular and cellular mechanisms of fetal and placental growth; Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and mechanisms; maternal and pregnancy disorders and impact on fetal growth and development; hypoxia and fetal/neonatal brain development; and genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that control gene expression during organogenesis and genomic imprinting. Further information can be found on the following websites:;;;;

Please submit your application letter and a completed application form including a brief description of the research project, CV of supervisor(s), CV of potential trainee if identified, and other supportive documents to:


Christine Koustrup
Administrative Coordinator
Children’s Health Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, Canada N6C 2V5
Christine [dot] Koustrup [at] lhsc [dot] on [dot] ca



The deadline date for submission is Friday, May 4, 2018.

Announcement and Terms



Other Funding Opportunities

A full list of Research Funding Opportunities is available on the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's website.