Researchers’ Funding

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

In the past year (2019) several SCRC members successfully received new funding from:
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC),
• Rick Hansen Institute, and
• University Research Grants Program UM (URGP).

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:
University of Manitoba Start Up: Chopek, Cowley
University Research Grants Program UM (URGP) Stecina (coPI Cowley) (new funding)
University of Manitoba Bridge Funding: Cowley

Provincial Funding Agencies:
Canadian Paraplegic Association MB/(CPA/MSCIRC): Cowley, Gardiner, Jordan

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, Eftekharpour (new funding), Gardiner, Karimi, Nagy, Stecina
Paralyzed Veterans of America: Eftekharpour, Karimi
Rick Hansen Institute: Cowley (PI Jacquie Ripat) (new funding)
Wings for Life Foundation:
Eftekharpour

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

Rick Hansen Institute – 2019-2020
University of Manitoba CIHR Bridge Funding
– 2018-2019
Canadian Paraplegic Association (MB) (CPA MB & MSCIRC)
– 2018-2020
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

Eftekhar Eftekharpour

NSERC – 2019-2024
Wings for Life Foundation
– 2018-2020 (Co-applicant: Soheila Karimi)
Paralyzed Veterans of America, operating grant – 2017-2019 (Co-applicant: Soheila Karimi)

Phillip Gardiner

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

Larry Jordan

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

Soheila Karimi

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 – 2014-2019
Wings for Life Foundation – 2018-2020 (Co-applicant: Eftekhar Eftekharpour)

Jim Nagy

CIHR operating – 2016-2021
NSERC operating – 2015-2020

Katinka Stecina

University Grant Research Program UM (URGP) (coPI Kristine Cowley) – 2019‐2020
CIHR operating – 2017-2022 (coPI Larry Jordan)
CFI John Evans Leadership Fund, Research Manitoba and Private Donors – 2017-2022 (PI Kristine Cowley)
NSERC operating – 2015-2020
NSERC – Collaborative Research and Development Project (CRD) – 2018-2020 (PI Melanie Martin UM)

 

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