Researchers’ Funding

SCRC members remain successful in obtaining research funding, and presently hold grants from:
• Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR),
• National Institutes of Health (NIH),
• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC),
as well as local and other national competitions.

In the past year (2018) several SCRC members successfully received new funding from:
• Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – The John Evans Leadership fund/Research MB co-funding,
• Canadian Institutes of Health Research,
• Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and
• Paralyzed Veterans of America.

See below for a summary and complete listing of the funding sources held by the core SCRC member for the current year.

Funding Summary

Internal Funding Agencies:
Health Sciences Centre Foundation: Eftekharpour
University of Manitoba Start Up: Chopek (new funding), 

Provincial Funding Agencies:
Canadian Paraplegic Association MB/(CPA/MSCIRC): Cowley, Gardiner (new funding), Jordan (new funding), Karimi, Stecina
Research Manitoba (New investigator grant): Cowley

External/Federal Funding Agencies:
CFI John Evans Leadership fund/Research MB: Cowley (co-app. Stecina)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Gardiner, Jordan, Karimi, Nagy, Schmidt, Stecina
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: Karimi
NSERC: Cowley, Gardiner, Karimi, Nagy, Stecina (new funding)
National Institutes of Health (NIH): Nagy
Paralyzed Veterans of America: Eftekharpour, Karimi
Wings for Life Foundation: Eftekharpour, Karimi

SCRC Core Researchers External and Internal Funding

Jeremy Chopek

University of Manitoba Start up:
(75K Office of the VP (Research & International); 25K Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology; 25K RFHS) – 2018-2021

Kristine Cowley

University of Manitoba CIHR Bridge Funding – 2018-2019
Canadian Paraplegic Association (MB) (CPA MB & MSCIRC)
– 2018-2019
Canada Foundations for Innovation (CFI) John Evans Leadership Fund, Research Manitoba and Private Donors – 2017-2022 (co-applicant K. Stecina)
University of Manitoba, Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology Start up
– 2017-2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Operating grant – 2015-2020
Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating grant – 2015-2018

Eftekhar Eftekharpour

Wings for Life Foundation – 2018-2020 (Co-applicant: Soheila Karimi)
Paralyzed Veterans of America, operating grant – 2017-2019 (Co-applicant: Soheila Karimi)
Health Sciences Center Foundation – 2016-2018
University of Manitoba Start up – 2012-2018

Phillip Gardiner

Canadian Paraplegic Association (MB) (CPA MB & MSCIRC) – 2018-2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating – 2015-2020
NSERC operating – 2014-2019

Larry Jordan

CPA MB & MSCIRC – 2018-2019
CIHR operating – 2017-2022 (PI K. Stecina)
CIHR operating – 2011-2018

Soheila Karimi

Wings for Life Foundation – 2018-2020 (Co-applicant: Eftekhar Eftekharpour)
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada,
Operating Grant – 2017-2020
Paralyzed Veterans of America, operating grant
– 2017-2019 (Co-applicant: Soheila Karimi, PI: Eftekharpour)
CIHR
operating – 2018-2023
CIHR operating – 2014-2019
Canadian Paraplegic Association (MB) (CPA MB & MSCIRC) – 2018-2019
NSERC-Discovery Grant – 2012-2018 (extended to a 6-year grant in 2017 by NSERC with additional funding as Early Career Researcher)

Jim Nagy

CIHR operating – 2016-2021
NSERC operating – 2015-2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (US funds) – 2013-2018 (coPI; PI Rash)

Katinka Stecina

NSERC – Collaborative Research and Development Project (CRD) – 2018-2020 (PI Melanie Martin UM)
CIHR operating – 2017-2022 (coPI Larry Jordan)
CFI John Evans Leadership Fund, Research Manitoba and Private Donors – 2017-2022 (PI Kristine Cowley)
Canadian Paraplegic Association (MB) (CPA MB & MSCIRC)
operating – 2016-2018
NSERC
operating – 2015-2020

 

Endowment and/or Trust Income

Will to Win Golf Classic / Community Support

The SCRC is proud to have been supported since its inception in 1987 by the local community and specifically the Will to Win Golf Classic. The SCRC is effectively a self-supporting enterprise whose operational success relies significantly on external charitable and donation support including the Will to Win Classic; personal interaction between the SCRC leadership and this organization has been essential. From modest beginnings, this charity event was a major sponsor of spinal cord research at the SCRC and raised over $2,000,000 in the past 34 years. These funds have supported ten trainees or investigators over the years through a number of scholarships, studentships and other awards.

On May 16, 2018 the Spinal Cord Research Centre dedicated a plaque to the major donors and their continued support at a Dedication Ceremony held in the John Buhler Research Centre Atrium at the University of Manitoba. This continuous support has been instrumental in the development of the Spinal Cord Research Centre as an internationally recognized centre for the study of spinal cord function, plasticity, and response to injury, and for the development of trainees who continue to research in this important area, both within Manitoba and further afield.

For more information:

Our Research

Areas of Expertise (by Principal Investigator)

Researchers’ Highlights

Will-to-Win Classic